Madame L bought this book on the recommendation of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, and Madame L is passing along Mr. Stewart's recommendation:
Read this book. You don't have to have a child or a friend or a friend with a child with autism to appreciate it. But if you do, as Madame L does, you'll especially appreciate it.
"The Reason I Jump" was written by a Japanese boy with autism. It explains better than any of the many other books Madame L has read on this subject what is going on in the minds of autistic people.
If you don't want to buy your own copy (Madame L got hers from Amazon.com for $13.54) and the waiting list at your local library is too long, please let Madame L know you're interested, and she'll send you her own copy.
Really. It's that good, and it's that essential for us to understand and empathize with these people who so desperately need our understanding and care.