Exiting Nirvana by Clara Claiborne Park
A Daughter's Life with Autism

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Exiting Nirvana details Clara Claiborne Park's continuing efforts to have her daughter Jessy 'exit Nirvana,' develop as an artist, and connect with our world.

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Park recently retired from the English Department at Williams College, and she lectures frequently on the subject of autism.
Published June 27, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this sequel to The Siege, her 1967 account of autistic daughter Jessy’s first eight years, Park deftly, humorously, and sympathetically chronicles Jessy’s emergence from the static Nirvana of autism to face the challenges of the ever-changing outside world.

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