Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism

My friend recently told me about a book called Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism. Sounds cool!

“In this memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas.” “Having suffered from a lifelong inability to relate to people in a meaningful way, Dawn was surprised to find herself irresistibly drawn to these great primates. By observing them and later, working with them, she was finally able to emerge from her solitude and connect to living beings in a way she had never previously experienced.” Songs of the Gorilla Nation is more than a story of autism, is is a paean to all that is important in life. Dawn Prince-Hughes’s evocative story will undoubtedly have a lasting impact, forcing us, like the author herself, to rediscover and assess our own understanding of human emotion.

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