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Suskind, Ron.

Life, animated : a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism / Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. - First edition. - 358 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

"Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood. The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive"--



Suskind, Owen.
Suskind, Ron--Family.
Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 --Characters.

Autistic children--United States--Biography.
Parents of autistic children--United States--Biography.
Autistic children--Family relationships--United States.
Autistic children--Language.--United States
Interpersonal communication--United States.
Animated films--Psychological aspects.