Nobody Nowhere: The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl
This is the first of three volumes of autobiobraphy in which Donna Williams recounts her struggle with autism. She describes the desolation of the first 25 years of her life, before discovering the word "autism" - a label which brought withit some answers and the hope of a sense of belonging. "Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism" (1-85302-719-7) and "Like Colour to the Blind : Soul Searching and Soul Finding" (1-85302-720-0) take up Donna's story at the point at which this volume leaves off.
A powerful, eloquent and funny account of making sense of a life of misunderstanding
""Nobody Nowhere offers a fascinating testimony to an intelligence undimmed by mental turmoil."
-The New York Times Book Review
"A penetrating view of the radically different world that many autistic people inhabit."
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
Donna Williams was born in Australia in 1963 and raised in a working-class inner-city area in Australia. She grew up hearing words such as 'deaf', 'disturbed', 'crazy' and 'spastic', and like many able people with autism born in the 1960s and earlier, she was wasn't formally diagnosed with autism until adulthood. As well as writing, composing, painting and sculpting, she lectures and runs workshops on autism all around the world. After 13 years in the UK, she now lives back in Australia with her husband Chris.