Blessing And And Curse

Blessing And And Curse

Autism And Me

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In this insightful memoir by a creative individual considered retarded, psychotic, even possessed in 1960s Australia, the author/ composer relates the early abuse he suffered as the result of the misunderstood disorder of autism. He explains how he coped by dissociating into multiple personalities, and describes his quest leading to acceptance of a unique identity symbolized by a new name meaning "great stone fort." The cover painting is by Mór's wife. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Growing up in Australia in the 1970s, Caiseal Mor was labelled 'retarded' and 'an idiot', and his parents were led to believe that physical punishment could cure his autism. In this courageous and captivating autobiography, Mor vividly captures his early experiences of dissociation from his true existence - a common reaction by children suffering from repeated abuse - and the various personas through which he lived through in his teens and early adulthood - the Mahjee, Charles P. Puddlejumper, Marco Polo and Chameleon Feeble. The rocky path towards discovering his true identity and finally accepting himself takes him on a spiritual pilgrimage via several different countries, once nearly getting caught unwittingly carrying drugs over the Moroccan border; forming relationships with people he meets but very often misjudges; to the revelation - the awakening - of love and acceptance.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007
ISBN: 9781843105732
Characteristics: 207

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