Clare Danes plays autistic animal specialist Temple Grandin in an HBO biopic debuting on Saturday, February 6th.

Entertainment Weekly is very enthusiastic about it, admitting that the subject, autism and cattle handling, doesn’t scream “must see,” but that the movie is “…relatable to anyone with a heart, and fascinating to anyone with a brain. The fact that it does so with such a singular story only makes the movie that much greater.”

Grandin has written several books, including last year’s Animals Make Us Human; her autobiography has been reissued as the tie-in.

Thinking in Pictures (Expanded, Tie-in Edition): My Life with Autism
Temple Grandin Ph.D.
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (2010-01-26)
ISBN / EAN: 0307739589 / 9780307739582

eBook and audio available from OverDrive.

One Response to “TEMPLE GRANDIN; HBO Movie”

  1. jsalinger Says:

    Temple Grandin’s story is inspirational but she represents a very small percentage of individuals with autism who are very, very high functioning.

    What about those who are on the other end of the spectrum. Their story rarely gets told. The best account I ever read, and in my opinion an overlooked gem, is The Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from my Silent Son. http://www.press.umich.edu:80/titleDetailDesc.do?id=1403971

    Temple Grandin’s life is like a fairytale with a happily ever after ending. But reality? Think again.