David Mitchell Coming to THE DAILY SHOW

The Reason I JumpHolds are already heavy relative to light ordering by libraries for The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida (Random House) and likely to rise after David Mitchell, who translated the book from the original Japanese with his wife, KA Yoshida, appears on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tomorrow night.

Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas (2004) and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010), and his wife say this book helped them to better understand their own autistic child’s daily life. Stewart has a personal interest in the subject; he organizes an annual benefit for autism education, Night of Too Many Stars,

The NYT Book Review last month stated that, on its own, the book “makes for odd reading — a book about disordered sensorineural processing by a person with disordered sensorineural processing, written one letter at a time in adolescent Japanese prose and then translated into colloquial English.”

2 Responses to “David Mitchell Coming to THE DAILY SHOW”

  1. Erin Says:

    We have multiple copies ordered and multiple holds right now. I predict that this title will see plenty of circulation between all of our branches. Our community has hosted Temple Grandin more than once. There is great interest for titles – fiction and nonfiction – about autism.

  2. Nora Rawlinson Says:

    Thanks for the comment; great point. We’ll see what happens after tonight’s show.