Book giveaway: Neurotribes by Steve Silberman

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.
What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. WIRED reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

Read Steve Silberman's guest post: "We need to stop looking for a 'cause' for autism"

About the author

Steve Silberman has covered science and cultural affairs for WIRED and other national magazines for more than 20 years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, TIME, Nature, and Salon. He lives in San Francisco.


We have 10 copies of Neurotribes to give away! 

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We'll email all those who have been allocated books once the giveaway has closed (on Monday 9 November). 

This giveaway is sponsored by Penguin.


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