Parallel Play by Tim Page

Tim Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic, describes living with Asperger’s syndrome in his new book Parallel Play. A poignant portrait of a lifelong search for answers, Parallel Play provides a unique perspective on Asperger’s and the well of creativity that can spring forth as a result of the condition.

“Simply lovely… Page does not glorify or mythologize his condition, nor does he render a portrait of a soul victimized by circumstance. The view from this window is merely one of the human condition, painted in emotions known to us all, yet rarely so finely drawn.” —The Los Angeles Times

“An improbably lovely memoir… In fascinatingly precise detail and often to pricelessly funny effect, [Page] describes ways in which his efforts to feign normalcy have backfired.” —The New York Times

Listen to Tim Page on NPR’s All Things Considered. Also, read The New Yorker piece that inspired the book. Lastly, hear why Tina Brown names Parallel Play a must-read.