Lyric Winik

Lyric Winik is an award-winning writer and a graduate of Princeton University with a Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University. How to Be Human is her fourteenth collaborative book.

How to Be Human: An Autistic Man's Guide to Life

Today, the brain is considered the master organ in the body. Modern science tells us that the brain organizes everything: bodily functions, senses, information, and personality. But what does humanity miss out on when we neglect the perspective of a minority of people born with a different type of brain? Jory Fleming, the first autistic man to attend Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, gracefully reveals a new method of thinking about the world that challenges our assumptions about emotion, language, and neurodiversity. Despite not being able to speak in traditional ways until he was 18, years of determination and support from his community led Fleming to learn to translate, in our limited language, his journey in the world as an autistic man.

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