Dr. Patrick Prindle, Professor of Psychology, Clatsop Community College, OR
Once in a great while a book comes along that stops you in your tracks. Writers on the Spectrum is one such book. Like a gifted surgeon, Julie Brown tackles some of our best loved works of literature, cutting through the layers of literary technique to reveal the characteristic traits of Autism and Asperger Syndrome within. In so doing, she casts a new light on these works of literature, and presents the particular artistic gifts of autism as a special gift to humanity. This book is a must read, not just for lovers of literature, but also for people on the spectrum and the mental health professionals who work with them.
Facts & Fiction
This book is a must read, not only for those with a professional interestin the autistic mind, but also anyone who has a passion for literature and stories generally.
The Midwest Book Review
From Henry David Thoreau to Emily Dickinson, Dr. Julie Brown provides a fascinating look into the lives of these writers which can do much to give hope and understanding of the disorders.