EXCITING NEW VOICE IN NEURODIVERSITY CONVERSATION: Dr. Pang is an outspoken advocate for those on the Autism Spectrum, arguing alongside Greta Thunberg, Steve Silberman, and Andrew Solomon that the way she sees the world differently is an advantage.
POP SCIENCE EXPLAINER: This book is uniquely situated to speak to the pop-science readers of Carlo Rovelli and Randall Munroe—which help us understand science while also explaining us to ourselves—AND illuminate the experience of those on the autism spectrum for family and friends who seek to understand it better.
MAJOR RELEASE IN THE UK: with interviews in The Times, BBC, Refinery29, Marie Claire, and more to come, this is shaping up to be a big hit in the UK.
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2020
“An enlightening hybrid of popular science, memoir, and self-help… By leavening scientific theory with personal anecdotes, Pang draws up a life guide that’s accessible and entertaining… A unique take on life’s big questions.”—Publishers Weekly
“In this book, Pang uses her extensive scientific knowledge to help readers understand the world of humans. With topics like thinking outside the box, forgetting about perfection and finding harmony, learning from your mistakes, and cultivating empathy and connections…Pang’s Outsider’s Guide will help readers embrace their individuality while also finding their place in the greater humanity.”—Booklist
“A vivid picture of how an individual with Asperger’s views the world…Ingenious pop psychology.”—Kirkus
“Her personal narrative blends seamlessly into scientific concepts, such as machine-learning, with the author’s hand-drawn illustrations to guide readers along. Throughout, Pang remains a calming voice…and informative memoir for scientifically minded readers.” —Library Journal
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