Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic - Page 75 through 89 Summary & Analysis

Donna Williams
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Page 75 through 89 Summary and Analysis

From her first memory, Donna always heard music in her mind and in other noises, especially intriguing to her is the sound of metal on metal. The family gets a piano and Donna shows interest in learning how to play. She doesn't want to learn from to play from sheet music; rather, she creates her own classical waltz. Donna's mother is jealous of her daughter's creative abilities and her ability to play by ear. What could have become a source of shared enjoyment between mother and daughter devolves into a bitter competition.

Donna shares some poetry she wrote and some of her art with her father. Her father is proud of her but makes the mistake of telling her mother about Donna's artistic endeavors. Her mother demands to see her poetry and mocks the words and the grammatical errors...

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