Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story - eBook
Mozart and the Whale: An Asperger's Love Story - eBook  -     By: Jerry Newport, Mary Newport
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In this touching story of Jerry and Mary Newport, Autism is shown in a light it's never been shown in before. Both Jerry and Mary have Aspberger's Syndrome, a condition that makes social interaction very uncomfortable. Jerry, a mathematical genious, and Mary, a musical wonder, fell in love instantly and married not long after. After being thrown into the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, the pair's marriage fell apart, only to be revisited again when they realized that their love for one another surpassed any challenge they may have to face. This wonderful tale of love, struggle, and success is moving and gives every reader hope that true love really exists, no matter what the situation or limitation.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9780743288927
ISBN-13: 9780743288927

Publisher's Description

A riveting and inspiring memoir about a couple who fell in love, fell apart, and finally overcame the pressures of fame, family, and Asperger's syndrome to build a life together.

When Jerry and Mary Newport met, the connection was instant; neither had ever felt more comfortable. A musical genius and a mathematical wonder, the two shared astronomical 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. Finding each other after a lifetime of loneliness was a miracle. 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 challenges.

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 years of heartache, soul searching, and personal growth, 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, the incredible chronicle of their journey together -- and apart.

Author Bio

Jerry Newport is an activist and the author of two widely read books in the Asperger's community: Asperger's and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond (with Mary Newport) and Your Life Is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. In addition to coordinating several Asperger's support groups in Arizona, Jerry serves as a speaker on a variety of topics, from Asperger's-specific concerns to broader issues such as bullying and depression. Mary Newport is completing her bachelor's degrees in music and psychology. She and Jerry live in northern Arizona with their birds. Johnny Dodd has been a writer at People magazine for a decade and has reported on some of pop culture's biggest stories. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, but stories of personal triumph -- those of others and his own -- are his favorite beat. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Editorial Reviews

"A fantastic voyage into two different kinds of minds. Absolutely riveting." -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
"Readers will be touched and inspired by this book that proves that against all odds, love does occasionally triumph over all." -- Tucson Citizen

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