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No Map to This Country: One Family's Journey through Autism by Jennifer Noonan

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Epilogue

THE ALARM GOES off at 5:45, and I ought to get up and take a shower. Instead I snooze for another twenty minutes, like most days, before awkwardly jabbing my limbs into some workout clothes and tying my hair back in the pitch blackness. I’m not going to work out, but it helps legitimize my disheveled look. Weave a bunch of Lycra into what are effectively pajamas to begin with, and all of a sudden I look like I’ve got standards.

The lights go on in stages. First is just the laundry room, spilling a tiny ray of dull orange light across the kitchen floor as I begin to assemble breakfast plates. Paul’s eyes are even more sensitive than mine in the morning, and he uses a special “sunrise lamp” alarm clock to slowly brighten the room over ...

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