1 Minute Reviews · Autism · Non Fiction

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews

The Reason I Jump is an astonishing work by 9 year old Naoki Higashida, autistic and mostly non verbal. Taught to use an alphabet keyboard to communicate, Naoki has shared his stories and his thoughts on being an autistic person in this wonderful book. Naoki’s words are incredibly important. Too often are non verbal disabled… Continue reading The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · Memoir · Non Fiction

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher | 1 Minute Reviews

The Princess Diarist is the latest, and sadly last, of Carrie Fisher’s autobiographies. Upon finding a box of diaries written during the filming of Star Wars: A New Hope in her house, Carrie decides to share them with the world. We are treated to excerpts from these, including some brutal entries about loneliness and self-doubt,… Continue reading The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher | 1 Minute Reviews

1 Minute Reviews · books · Memoir · Non Fiction

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi | 1 Minute Reviews

This month sees the paperback publication of the lyrical memoir When Breath Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanathi. It has been out in hardback for around a year and I finally got time to sit down with my copy and read it. In his sixth year into his residency as a neurosurgeon, Paul discovers he has… Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi | 1 Minute Reviews