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Steve Silberman is an American writer for Wired magazine and has been an editor and contributor there for 14 years. In 2010, Silberman was awarded the AAAS "Kavli Science Journalism Award for Magazine Writing."
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Life on Delay
Making Peace with a Stutter
John Hendrickson - 2023-01-17
An intimate, candid memoir about learning to live with--rather than "overcome"--a stutter.In the fall of 2019, John Hendrickson wrote a groundbreaking story for The Atlantic about Joe Biden's decades-long journey with stuttering, as well as his own. The article went viral, reaching readers around the world and altering the course of Hendrickson's l...
Steve Silberman
@EricMGarcia @JohnGHendy You're right, it does do that. "Life on Delay" is a great book!      source
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What I Want To Talk About
How Autistic Special Interests Shape a Life
Pete Wharmby - 2022-09-21
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This book isn't a memoir. It is a love letter to the phenomenon of autistic hyperfixation.'In What I Want to Talk About popular autism advocate Pete Wharmby takes readers on a journey through his special interests, illuminating the challenges of autistic experience along the way. Funny, revealing, celebratory and powerful in equal measure, this is ...
Steve Silberman
This is a great book!      source
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The Reason I Jump
The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
Naoki Higashida - 2016-03-22 (first published in 2005)
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One of the most remarkable books Ive ever read. Its truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.Jon Stewart, The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR The Wall Street Journal  Bloomberg Business  BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYouve never read a book like The Reason I Jump...
Steve Silberman
@higashidanaoki2 Hi Naoki! Your book is very important and beautiful, and was an inspiration to me while writing my own book on autism, "NeuroTribes." Great to see you here.      source
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Disability Pride
Dispatches from a Post-ADA World
Ben Mattlin - 2022-11-15
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A disabled journalist documents how the “ADA Generation” has grown up, the rise of neurodiversity, impact of identity politics and representation, and the state of a disability rights and justice agenda...
Steve Silberman
This book is amazing and essential. #Disability scholars and organizers, please take note.      source
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Visions of Cody
Jack Kerouac - 1993-08-01 (first published in 1959)
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"What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story. . . . I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart . . . because now I know MY HEART DOES GROW." —Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon HolmesWritten in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground l...
Steve Silberman
The opening of chapter 2 of Visions of Cody, with its rhapsodic and hilarious description of Kerouac's great love, Neal Cassady, is my favorite passage of Kerouac BY FAR in any book. It's untoppable. This is just the beginning.      source
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The Diamond Noodle
Philip Whalen - 1980-01-01
Steve Silberman
@PatNolanPoet It's a fantastic book.      source
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This Is All a Dream We Dreamed
An Oral History of the Grateful Dead
Blair Jackson, David Gans - 2015-11-10
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In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band’s story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spiri...
Steve Silberman
When folks ask me for my favorite book on @GratefulDead, it's this one.      source
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A Cure for Darkness
The Story of Depression and How We Treat It
Alex Riley - 2021-04-13
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A fascinating, “rich, and generous” ( Financial Times ) look at the treatment of depression by an award-winning science writer that blends popular science, narrative history, and memoir.Is depression a persistent low mood, or is it a range of symptoms? Can it be expressed through a single diagnosis, or does depression actually refer to a diversity ...
Steve Silberman
I want to give another boost to @alexlariley's "A Cure for Darkness," an important new history of the treatment of depression. A wide ranging and deeply thought-provoking book.      source
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Nobody's Normal
How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Roy Richard Grinker - 2021-01-26
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For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.G...
Steve Silberman
So glad to see @RoyGrinker's "Nobody's Normal" on the @nytimes Editors' Choice Top Ten list this week. An important book about reducing the stigma around mental illness.      source
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Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
Andrea Pitzer - 2021-01-12
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In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a riveting and cinematic tale of Dutch polar explorer William Barents and his three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival.The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odd...
Steve Silberman
[email protected]'s "Icebound" is an excellent book.      source
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Deborah Blum
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David Farrier - 2020-03-03
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