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  • How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?: Inside My Autistic Mind

  • Inside My Autistic Mind
  • By: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
  • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Autism, in one form or another, is a disease that affects more than 1 in 15 Americans. A hereditary disorder, autism often influences the ability to communicate of those afflicted. In this stunning tell-all, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopdahyay offers a poetic and lucid window into the mind of someone struggling firsthand with autism. Emotional and jarring, Mark Ashby relates Tito's insightful words with uncommon poise and practiced grace. This book is a must for anyone who knows or loves someone coping with autism.

Summary

An astounding new work by the author of The Mind Tree that offers a rare insight into the autistic mind and how it thinks, sees, and reacts to the world.

When he was three years old, Tito was diagnosed as severely autistic, but his remarkable mother, Soma, determined that he would overcome the "problem" by teaching him to read and write. The result was that between the ages of eight and eleven he wrote stories and poems of exquisite beauty, which Dr. Oliver Sacks called "amazing and shocking". Their eloquence gave lie to all our assumptions about autism....

Here Tito goes even further and writes of how the autistic mind works, how it views the outside world and the "normal" people he deals with daily, how he tells his stories to the mirror and hears stories back, how sounds become colors, how beauty fills his mind and heart. With this work, Tito - whom Portia Iversen, co-founder of Cure Autism Now, has described as "a window into autism such as the world has never seen" - gives the world a beacon of hope. For if he can do it, why can't others?

©2008, 2011 Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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A fascinating insight

So informative and also beautifully written. Narration was spot on to bring voice to these experiences.

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  • James
  • 11-04-22

Delightful

I have met autistic kids and I am related to autistic people but I didn’t know much about the spectrum until recently. I have always wondered why they flapped or stared or did anything else but what the rest of their peers were doing. It’s nice to know that a deep inner life is going on even if no words are spoken. It made me sad when I couldn’t understand or engage with them. I always knew that there had to be more to those individuals than what I’d heard. Tito has a beautiful style of writing and I loved his perspective. Keep writing Tito.

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  • Jason and Christy
  • 12-01-22

Thank you Tito

As a mother to a nonspeaking boy on the Spectrum this was a roller coaster ride if emotions. Thank you Tito for giving me a possible peek into my son's mind. Everyone affected by nonspeaking ASD, should read this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-12-21

See Tito's world through his senses

Deeply insightful and at times reading like what I imagine it would feel to read a painting, or the ocean, Tito's sensory experience moved through his stories into my body and shed light on how our human dependency on relationships impacts the neuro-divergent ecosystem that is Tito's being. So much gratitude for Tito's desire to be known and for the support those around him provided so the world would know his story.

This book is a must read for anyone curious to feel what it is like to be born nonverbal, and anyone interested in demystifying neuro-divergence.

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  • Guardian
  • 18-03-20

Amazing!!!!!

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
The author skillfully encapsulate his experiences in a novel, heart lifting & edifying way!!
He Draws you into his perspective through artful poetic parts of speech that is alluring to the readers ear!!
A magnificent piece of auditory artwork!!!!!