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Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story 2014-02-09

A fantastic voyage into two different kinds of minds. Absolutely riveting.

  1. Brent
    Author:
    Jerry Newport
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Hardcover
    • Digital
    When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant. A musical genius and a mathematical wonder, the two shared astronomic IQs, but they also shared something else -- they both were diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that affects millions of Americans and makes social contact painfully unbearable. When Jerry and Mary married, they were catapulted into the limelight. They appeared on 60 Minutes and soon were known as "superstars in the world of autism," shining examples of two people who refused to give up in the face of their mutual challenge.

    But just when it appeared that their lives would enjoy a fairy-tale ending, their marriage fell apart. The Hollywood feeding frenzy was too much to handle, and they divorced. After heartbreaking years of soul searching, Jerry and Mary remarried. Today, with their union stronger than ever, they have dedicated themselves to helping countless other people with Asperger's and autism lead lives of dignity. Mozart and the Whale is an unforgettable love story of the incredible chronicle of their journey together -- and apart.

Recent Reviews

  1. royinpink
    royinpink
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-09
    This is part love story, part duo biography of an autistic couple. It's very much their story, but touches on: social and marital problems, domestic abuse and PTSD, employment problems, suicide attempts, medication, and family problems without diagnosis. The book is a good deal darker and less cute than the movie, and you see how they had to really learn to relate to each other, after many failed attempts. Better for those from the boomer era, but I still really enjoyed it.