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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow, or a dog, or a pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their voices.

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Insightful and educational

Watching the movie about Temple inspired me to listen to this book. I felt the book was excellent for giving a person insight into autism if you know of someone that has autism. It helped me to better understand why they do what they do. If we can understand their perspective on things, we can work together to accomplish any task, rather than being frustrated that they don't communicate 'my way'.

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Excellent review of autism and associated brain function misunderstandings.

I was enlightened on atopic with which I only had a cursory knowledge of.
Would recommend this book to all educators.

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I don't even have the words!

This book was life altering!! It made me see autism in a whole new light.

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encouraging and inspiring

This was an easy to listen to story that was heart felt, encouraging and informative. It helped me understand things about myself and loved ones who encounter Autism in our lives.

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Excellant ! A Must "hear"....read

Well done. Absolute vital information for All.
The information obtained should be "common knowledge". That concept needs to be revisited today....what truly is common knowledge anymore?? A wonderful book indeed. Important.

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Read this to understand about the autistic mind in the behaviors behind it

Very insightful I really liked it! Also love her compassion for life and children and animals

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Would you listen to Temple Grandin again? Why?

I will be listening to this book again. This was a very quick listen. A book that you can listen to in one afternoon.

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This isn't actually a story as much as a partial memoir written for a younger audience. I didn't realize this when I purchased the book but it didn't matter because I still found the information very useful. I especially enjoyed the advice on animal husbandry.

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If you know nothing about Autism and also enjoy cattle or sheep then take a look.

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Good insight into the thoughts of an Autistic pers

I enjoyed this book, and learned a lot about Autism and how and why Autistic people think and act the way they do. I also learned a lot about cattle. Temples's life and success in her career, in spite of and because of her Autism, was amazing to learn about, and my admiration for her grew after learning more about her struggles.

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A good read overall, nice detal.

Helps to understand autism and her plight, better but it's not one of her best.

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A Real Eye Opener!

I recently discovered Temple Grandin through the recommendation of a close friend. I’m just so amazed by her accomplishments, am absolutely in love with her personality and am in complete awe at the difference she has made in this world. My oldest grandson, who is five years old, has autism, and Temple has given me even more reason to look forward to everything our dear, sweet, intelligent boy will achieve!
This is definitely a book everyone should listen to.

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I have Autism, Excellent book

I saw Temple Grandins film many years ago, just after I was diagnosed aged 19 (now 36). since then I have followed her story ever since. I am so glad that audible has her books, I love to read, but I also love to knit and crochet, among other activities, thank you Audible for providing this service. I would recommend Temple's books to every one, not just those with Autism. the more people who hear them, the better Autism would be accepted and understood, as too the people who have Autism.
how many times have you seen a screaming child in a shop, most people think they are spoiled, or bad. I helped one little boy by giving him my ear defenders. as his mother told me he always acted like that in public places....the child hugged me. I love small hugs, adults hug to tight, or it is not sincere. it took many years to be able to meet another's persons eyes. Martial arts helped with that. You cannot sparr with someone if you don't look at them, the head injuries were a good lesson. I now teach martial arts to other women. never doubt a person's abilities, the brain is a wonderful thing, it makes us unique. even identical twins think differently.