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23 February 2010

Review: Temple Grandin

Coming soon to Amazon! 
Temple Grandin (2010 HBO DVD)
Claire Danes , Julia Ormond 

"Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become a professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal THINKING IN PICTURES One of the most celebrated--and effective--animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals. Catherine Johnson , Ph.D., is a writer specializing in neuropsychiatry and the brain and is the author of three previous books, including SHADOW SYNDROMES with John J. Ratey She lives with her husband and three sons in New York. Two of her sons have autism." Amazon

Recently, in the early morning hours as I flipped channels, I ran across  BookTV on C-SPAN2 and they were broadcasting an interview with Temple Grandin from November 1, 2009. I became very intrigued with what she had to say and amazed at her ability to convey her message seeing as she has autism.   

She is the author of more than eight books and a movie on HBO would tell her story from adolescence to adulthood. The movie is currently on HBO and will be able to purchase on  

With a passion that defies all the odds, Temple opens the doors that have been closed before her due to the fact that she is a woman and one who has a disability misunderstood in this era.
Through her persistence she gains the respect of cattle ranchers who finally listen to her strategy of how cows can be handled peacefully and without fear. Many today use her method of handling livestock and she known world over in her field.
A movie that will hold you in your seat and open your eyes to the world of the "cans" versus the "cannots" of those with disabilities.


LisasOwnBlog said...

Excellent story! I wish it was a mini series so we could know more about her life after this.

Hey,Hey,Paula said...

Excellant idea!