Fitting In by Colin Thompson

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"Everything in this book is true. You might think some things are just too unbelievable or funny or silly to be true, but every tiny detail really did happen."

Take one small boy; add manic depression, three wives, three daughters, two divorces, amazing creative talent, and Asperger's syndrome. In this memoir, Colin Thompson invites you to explore his almost-unbelievable life from past to present, though not necessarily in that order. Filled with family photographs and mesmerising illustrations drawn by the author himself, prepare to step inside the life and mind of an extraordinary man.

If you, or your friends or relations, have ever felt that you do not fit in this world, then this book will tell you how one person survived it all.


About Colin Thompson

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Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, a graphic designer, a stage manager in the theatre but never as a lumberjack in Canada or a sailor on a tramp-steamer in the South Seas. He is the author and illustrator of over 65 published books. Colin lives in Australia with his wife.Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.
Published June 21, 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 232 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Children's author and illustrator Thompson's memoir is beautifully designed and illustrated. His style is distinct, bitter, angry, and funny. By the author's own admission the title is deliberately disorganized—he puts down episodes from his life as they come to him. A lot of the focus is on Thom...

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