Joe: The Only Boy in the World

Author(s) : Michael Blastland

Joe: The Only Boy in the World

Book Details

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Published : 2007
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 24866
  • ISBN 13 : 9781861979445
  • ISBN 10 : 1861979444
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Joe is ten and mentally disabled. He's funny, fascinating and maddening, and this memoir tells his moving story, but also argues that until we know Joe's life, we can't understand our own. Through philosophy, psychology and medical research, the author explains how we are mind-readers and how we make sense of other people and how we understand guilt and innocence, and shows that Joe sets our humanity in sharp relief. But in that case, is Joe part of it? The author who asks that outrageous question is Joe's father.

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