Who doesn’t love a good book?
I ALWAYS have at least a couple I’m dragging around; and that got me to thinking. Why not start a book club?
The BigCalfGuy Book Club!
Here’s how it will work: Every month, we’ll select a book, preferably in the genre of autism, autism awareness, special education, tolerance, etc., and discuss it in the comment section below. New books will be announced at the time of the book review/discussion.
For October, since we’re already 9 days in, I’ve selected a short book that popped up on my radar when watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
It’s called The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism, by Naoki Higashida.
It’s only 193 pages. It’s also a NY Times Bestseller, and is described as a “one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.” Sounds kind of awesome. I’ve partially read one review that questions the credibility of a thirteen year old writing such a profound book. Let’s find out together. I didn’t finish the review, or read any others, because I want to keep an open mind.
I just bought my own copy on Amazon for Kindle. It’s $9.00. Public review and discussion will be on October 30th, when I post my review and thoughts.
If you come across a book that piques your interest that you’re sure the group would enjoy, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. I am a big believer that all of us is smarter than one of us.
So, grab your book, get reading, and be ready to join the conversation in three weeks!