|Plot Summary of Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story|
|"At the age of 2, Jeff Apple starts deliberately hurting himself. In shock, his family runs for help. But it is the 60's. It is determined that Jeff is autistic, but that isn't the problem! The family can deal with autism. Jeff
is hurting himself worse & worse!! Spinning Straw chronicles Jeff & his family's struggles. Also those of professionals who go out of the way to help. "
Phyllis Jean Green, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a kid
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
- a bit retarded
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- average physique
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
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If humorous, kind of humor
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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