Labelled abnormal, nut, retard, spastic, mental, disturbed, moron, crazy, weird, wild and insane, Donna Williams lived in a world of her own. Alternating between rigid hostility and oblivious extroversion, she waged a war against the world. At the age of 25, Donna discovered a word, a new label, which brought with it a handful of answers, a chance for forgiveness of both herself and others around her and hope for a sense of belonging: that word was autism.;This book provides a personal account of Donna's struggle to come to terms with her condition and to survive the suffering enforced by an unsympathetic, ignorant world. The book shows an insight into the workings of an autistic mind, outlining the incomprehensible pain and tortuous inner turmoil that is a result of the condition.