“A sweeping and penetrating history, presented with a rare sympathy and sensitivity.
It is fascinating reading; it will change how you think of autism.”
— From the foreword by Oliver Sacks, author of An Anthropologist On Mars and Awakenings

“Beautifully told, humanizing, important.”
New York Times Book Review

“The definitive book on autism’s past.”
The Economist

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“An essential resource. My own copy is already dog-eared.”
Nature

“Explores in fascinating, near-encyclopedic depth how autism has evolved…
A gripping narrative written with journalistic verve.”
The Guardian

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