A Thorn In My Pocket by Eustacia CutlerA Thorn In My Pocket by Eustacia Cutler

A Thorn In My Pocket

byEustacia Cutler

Paperback | December 31, 2016

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A Thorn in My Pocket is Eustacia Cutler's story of raising her daughter, Temple Grandin, in the conservative "Leave-it-to-Beaver" world of the fifties: a time when children with autism were routinely diagnosed as infant schizophrenics and banished to institutions. She tells of her fight to keep Temple in the mainstream of family, community and school life, how Temple responded and went on to succeed-as Ms. Cutler puts it, "beyond my wildest dreams." Ms. Cutler also explores the nature of the autism disorder as doctors understand it today, and how its predominant characteristics reflect our own traits in an exaggerated form.
Title:A Thorn In My PocketFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2016Publisher:Future HorizonsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941765408

ISBN - 13:9781941765401


Table of Contents

Prologue Chapter 1: And Baby Makes Three Chapter 2: As the Twig Is Bent Chapter 3: Childhood Chapter 4: The Separate Worlds Begin Chapter 5: Things Fall Apart Chapter 6: And Start All Over Again Chapter 7: The End of Childhood Chapter 8: Then What Happened? Chapter 9: Looking for the Source Chapter 10: The Legacy of Genes Chapter 11: What It Means to Be Human Acknowledgements

Editorial Reviews

I laughed, I cried, I was shocked and amazed. Her story is one that will stay with me especially on the days I have trouble with my child.