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Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism / Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

By: Suskind, Ron.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Kingswell, 2014Copyright date: �2014Edition: First edition.Description: 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781423180364; 1423180364.Subject(s): Suskind, Owen | Suskind, Ron -- Family | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Characters | Autistic children -- United States -- Biography | Parents of autistic children -- United States -- Biography | Autistic children -- Family relationships -- United States | Autistic children -- United States -- Language | Interpersonal communication -- United States | Animated films -- Psychological aspects | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 | Suskind, Owen | Suskind, Ron | Animated films -- Psychological aspects | Autistic children | Autistic children -- Family relationships | Autistic children -- Language | Characters and characteristics | Families | Interpersonal communication | Parents of autistic children | United States | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Characters | Suskind, Ron -- Family | Suskind, Owen | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs | Parents of autistic children -- Biography | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities | Animated films -- Psychological aspects | Autistic children -- Language | Autistic children -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- General | Interpersonal communicationGenre/Form: Autobiography. | Biographies | Biography. | Biographies.DDC classification: 618.92/85882 Other classification: BIO026000 | BIO000000 | SOC029000 | BIO026000 | BIO000000
Contents:
Growing backward -- Bumping into walls -- In character -- Musical chairs -- The protekter of sidekicks -- A journey song -- Magic formulas -- Luck from unluck -- Blessings, undisguised -- The movie gods -- To do it on his own -- The animated life -- Sidekicks.
Scope and content: "Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Growing backward -- Bumping into walls -- In character -- Musical chairs -- The protekter of sidekicks -- A journey song -- Magic formulas -- Luck from unluck -- Blessings, undisguised -- The movie gods -- To do it on his own -- The animated life -- Sidekicks.

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