Not Even Wrong
A Father's Journey Into the Lost History of AutismBook - 2005
In Not Even Wrong , Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.
Paul Collins is the author of Sixpence House and Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World . He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books and lives in Portland with his wife and son.
A Book Sense selection in hardcover.
"Brilliant."- Vanity Fair
"Few things are more heartbreaking than learning that your child is destined to be an outsider...Collins conveys this sad truth beautifully. A fascinating portrait of his son. A"- Entertainment Weekly
"Striking...Brave man, brave book."- Washington Post
"A genre-bending spellbinder."- Newsday
"This is a smart, compassionate study of autists-'the ultimate square pegs'-and how they see the world, darkly, through the thickets of their own genius."- Publishers Weekly
Also available: Not Even Wrong hc 1-58234-367-5 $24.95 Sixpence House pb 1-58234-404-3 $13.95