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By Donna Williams

Daily Heaven is the much-awaited fourth installment in Donna Williams' sequence of best-selling autobiographies approximately her existence with autism. A funny, riveting, roller-coaster of a ebook, daily Heaven covers the huge 9 years from the time Ian left their unintentional, "autistic marriage," to Donna's candid, humorous, frequently bumbling explorations of sexuality and orientation, the problem of coming to phrases with the surprising deaths of these closest to her and at last figuring out what lifestyles used to be like with out the invisible cage of her "Exposure Anxiety". defined as captivating, deeply relocating and gripping, this ebook will strike an enduring chord not just with autistic readers and execs trying to higher comprehend these at the autism spectrum yet we all who easily dream of bold to like deeply, to event and to deal triumphantly with the losses alongside the way in which.

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A publicity tour was coming up. We were going to Norway in March to promote my second book, Somebody Somewhere. It was hard to leave the sheep-lambs. We weaned ourselves off them and them off us, watching them from behind the curtains as they watched the house for the slightest sign that we were coming out to be with them. A day here, two days there, sometimes we couldn’t stand it. Schaf would stand there staring at the house, bleating till she was hoarse. Ian’s feelings went out to her. ‘If I don’t go out and see her, she’ll hurt herself,’ he reasoned.

I had been approached a number of times to do documentaries and TV spots. The ideas and frameworks for them seemed so entirely foreign and outside-in. Finally, though, I had realized that not only could I set out the format for interviews, there was no reason why I couldn’t set out the entire format for a documentary. In response to a request to do a documentary, I put it to them that I would if it was done by my structure and totally within my control, if it could be from an inside-out approach.

It was OK, I told myself, it was like having a brother with none of the complications of my background and, besides, Ian liked him too. Still, it nagged me that it didn’t feel so with Ian, and it nagged at me that there was a silent and intuitive Gadoodleborgonian non-verbal dialogue going on between Mick and me. Moreover, when I watched him with Ian, in spite of their friendliness towards each other that was all there was. There was no drawing force, no warm fire. EVERYDAY HEAVEN 45 I looked over at Ian and guilt gripped me.

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