I Don't Want To Be Inside Me Anymore: Messages From An Autistic Mind by Birger Sellin
Born in Germany in 1973, Birger Sellin was a happy and outgoing child who learned to speak at an unusually early age. But shortly after he turned two, he suddenly grew terrified at the sight of other children and inexplicably stopped talking. His parents watches helplessly as their beloved child retreated into a dark and lonely world; he spent the next sixteen years in silent isolation, caged behind walls he had constructed. Like nearly 400,000 people in our own country, Birger Sellin is autistic. But when he was eighteen, something amazing happened. He learned to type. With someone supporting his arm, he began to pour out words, thoughts, and feelings that no one had suspected he possessed.