Years ago I self -published my book called Autism Pre Rain Man Autism a book built on Temple Grandin's Thinking in Pictures. I must admit it is an awful book in many respects (this Blog is better) it is hardly well written but it was very best I could do considering everything. At one time all the autism publishers including Dr Rimlands autism research institute were interested in the book and eventually all the autism publishers ended up rejecting the book. The Autism I was explaining was picture thoughts (lack of eye contact) never seen in a book before. The Autism thought process I described was just gibberish to them. It is indeed the connection between MR/DD and Einstein. Plus there many more of us that do the same things- autism would have had to admit to all of us. (crippling their charade post Rain Man)
Even worse I would NOT tone down my autism success and refused to remove chapters on Social Autism success and Autistic Driving. One Publisher wanted me to remove the X ray demonstrating our Pain tolerance from a the book as well. Eventually I got all kind of reasons for rejection and Jessica Kingsly Publishers suddenly Emailed me and said we no longer accept "Personal Autism Histories." Only Dr Rimland's Autism Research Institute knew of the self published release date of the book and the day it was released it was instantly and "lovingly" shred to pieces. I was chased all over the net for months on end by a person screen named Woofter 1. The person was trying to tell me I was the child porn King of Autism and he/she could make that if I didn't drop this book idea. My net research pegged Woofter 1 to areas close to Dr Rimland's address, talk of guilt by association.
For those purchasing the book my Apologies for such a badly written book If I'd had the help I was promised from the Autism empire It would have been very good, even if the autism thoughts had never been in a book before. As It was I was even homeless for a few days trying to save money to publish this book. I wrote it on several different hand me down computers using several different early versions of WORD and often times I lost the ability to edit previous work as the new computers had different versions. This was in the 1990s and no computer was great at photos especially public ones I had to use occasionally. Considering all, I am very proud of the book but, people expect and deserve at least some level of something in a purchased book. My publisher never has so many copies of a book returned when it was initially released. They had all kind of complaints from spelling errors to there is no way an autistic person can be this successful. Some comments were very homophobic as well.
If it would have worked out well I was trying to design the next book up from Temple's, Thinking in Pictures. I was trying to take Autism readers to the threshold of normal thoughts. I was describing the thought process we are supposed to do during the lack of eye contact-yes that is our thinking time. I was starting out below 123 and the ABCs and then ended up on the door step of normal thoughts. Autism Guru's were proplexed I was not supporting the modern Post Rain Man Autism (unintentional) and since our thought process has never been in a text book before no one had a clue to what I was talking about and modern autism apologist were too worried of their reputation to do the 'right thing' and explore our $tory.
For those purchasing my book thank you again and If you want it autographed please contact me and I'll be delighted to sign it. I have autographed 4 copies so far. I think overall it has sold 200-300 copies and most of them were returned. A Special Thank You to ,Wordmaster of Columbus, Ohio for doing the outstanding art work in the book , in the end it was the only professional looking part of the book.
Rich Shull on the Blog Pre Rain Man Autism. Rich is Inventor of The Truing Motor a 70% efficient Green car motor with no up and down moving parts. It is named for Autism's hero Alan Turing (1912-1954) he was father of the computer.