ABC Book Review: Mozart and the Whale

Mozart and the Whale, by Jerry and Mary Newport (with Johnny Dodd) is Autism Book Club’s book selection for October. Jerry and Mary are married to each other; each is autistic, and both were diagnosed in adulthood. The popular expression goes, “If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism.” That is, it’s difficult to generalize any significant understanding about what autistic people are like based on what you know about any one person. Mozart and the Whale, as much as any book I’ve ever read, shows why this is so.

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