Not Just Anything by Donna Williams

Published in 2004, Not Just Anything is a mosaic of logic, passion and philosophical musings by Donna Williams, sometimes jolting, sometimes moving, often illuminating. In it Donna takes you on a poetic adventure into places past, present and beyond.

Often intertwined with the world of autistic experience, her writings divulge with immediacy, a person in the grip of overload and shutdowns, of extreme sensory and emotional highs and passions, of alienation from self, from body and fear of the intensity of emotion, of the struggle to know self, to communicate, to comprehend.

At other times, her writing somehow transcends the often assumed limitations of autism, and she dissects so many of the concepts we take for granted, bringing us face to face with our own social constructions of 'reality' and so called 'normality' in a way only Donna can.


* Those interested in autistic experience, perspectives, perception and culture
* Those interested in the flow between personhood and condition
* Those who are not big readers but like a dip-in easy read book

What readers said:

For anyone who reads original poetry, this is an excellent read.  Donna Williams has a unique talent for creative writing and this collection of poetry takes the reader on a journey of powerful emotions. - Good Autism Practice

This delightful book covers the full gamut of emotions. A myriad of topics ranging from flatulence to world events are covered in this book. This is Donna Williams, uncensored and ready to disclose her brilliant insights and gems of wisdom and humor. Gems like this should put to rest the misperception that people with autism are incapable of seeing beyond the literal and are incapable of using metaphoric language. If you want to climb the mountain into the world beyond the neurotypical, then join us in reading this treasure. - BeatleBangs



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If in Australia you can order this book from the distributor, Footprint Books here

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