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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Henry David Thoreau and Two Other Autistic Lives giveaway, day 1.

Day 1 of the Henry David Thoreau and Two Other Autistic Lives: before the diagnosis existed FREE GIVEAWAY is underway.  BE SURE TO GET YOUR COPY WHILE IT'S FREE!

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In March of 1845, Thoreau borrowed an ax, walked to a parcel of property offered by Emerson, on the shore of Walden Pond, about a mile from town, and began cutting the materials to make a cabin. From time to time he returned to the spot to pick up where he left off until eventually he’d built enough of the cabin to provide shelter from the rain.  On the fourth of July he moved into the unfinished cabin, anxious to get started.  The rest he would finish while his experiment was underway.

      During the first six months he sometimes returned to eat and sleep at home, while the cabin was being finished for the approaching winter weather.  He bought simple food (until the beans he would plant the next year were ready to harvest), for his meals, to which he added the berries he picked and fish he caught in the pond.  His mother made sure he was provided with pies and other treats.  Most nights he lit his lamp and entered the day’s affairs in his journal and worked on the book about his excursion, several years before, on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers with his brother John.  Occasionally he walked to the home of one or another friend to pass an evening hour at their fireside.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating subject and a great read., November 28, 2014
By Laura L. Orem
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A fascinating subject and a great read. Particularly insightful in showing how those on the spectrum can do important work (and even achieve greatness) when provided with support and the room to grow. This is an important message in an age in which diagnoses of autism continue to increase. Highly recommend.

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