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Whether you know her from the HBO movie Temple Grandin, her decades of work in the meat and cattle industry, or her unmatched contribution to the autism world, surely you know a thing or two about Temple. Well, prepare to meet a whole new side of her! Temple's close friend and author, Anita Lesko, conducts personal and unique interviews that include chapters such as:
... Filming of the movie
... Crazy funny stuff and childhood memories
... Thrilling events in Temple's life!
... Work hard to succeed
... Temple's big message
And so much more!
In these pages, witness the moments that made her laugh (and cry!), meet those closest to her, and even take a glimpse into her seventieth birthday party! Discover Temple's message and her ideas about what makes the biggest difference for children with autism. Lesko has created a truly personal, unique look into the mind and life of Temple Grandin. This is a story you don't want to miss!
Anita Lesko is an internationally recognized autism advocate and member of Autism Society of America's panel of autistic advisors. She was recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of fifty. She graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a master of science degree in Nurse Anesthesia in 1988, and has been working full-time ever since as an anesthetist, specializing in anesthesia for neurosurgery. Anita is honored to have been a speaker at the United Nations Headquarters for World Autism Awareness Day 2017.
Her husband, Abraham, also has autism. They opened their wedding to the public to show that individuals with autism have a need for love, relationships, and marriage just like everyone else.
She is a contributing author for numerous publications including the Autism Asperger's Digest and The Mighty. Anita's first book, Asperger's Syndrome: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade, a memoir, was written immediately after she was diagnosed. She co-authored her second book, Been There. Done That. Try This! The Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth, with Dr. Tony Attwood and Craig Evans.
200 pages. 2018