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Donna Williams has written three volumes of autobiography describing her struggle to survive a childhood of illness, allergies, diet intolerances and autism. She has also written four books on the general subject of autism (see below).
yNobody NowhereLondon:Doubleday,1992Z9419331992single work autobiography
The first of four books in Donna's autie-biographical series, Nobody Nowhere is disturbing, eloquent and ticklishly funny. It is an account of a soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived abuse, trauma, neglect, exploitation despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension.
Born into a 1960s dysfunctional underclass family rife with criminality, substance abuse and domestic violence, Donna starts out as a two year old diagnosed as psychotic at age 2, and grows up treated as mad, backward and disturbed and the child who 'will never be able to tell'. But gaining functional speech by late childhood, Donna leaves home by 8 years old and is homeless by her teens in an exploitative world that can no more understand her than she can her users and abusers. Nobody Nowhere is an epic story of survival against all odds.