Episodes: My Life As I See It

Episodes: My Life As I See It

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In Episodes, Blaze Ginsberg offers a unique view into his mind and life as a high functioning autistic teenager. Inspired by the format of the Internet Movie Database, Ginsberg organizes the events in his life as a collection of “episodes.” Some of these are ongoing (like Thanksgiving dinners with his family), some are in syndication, and some (his crush on Hillary Duff, for example) have sadly come to an end. Using a style and a language all his own, Blaze reinvents the traditional memoir for listeners of all ages.

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ISBN-13: 9781536618648
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Episodes: My Life As I See It 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EdGoldberg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Episodes: My Life As I See It, Blaze Ginsberg, a highly functional autistic teen recounts life from his freshman year at Surrey School (for children who do not thrive in public school) at age 15 through the beginning of college at age 21. In the book¿s introduction, his mother, who authored Raising Blaze about him, states that Blaze has taken some important events of his life and made them into several TV series with himself as the recurring character. The series concentrate on school, holidays and work. Blaze has obsessions, primarily with Hilary Duff, recycling trucks, buses and getting a girlfriend and he writes plainly about them as well as his resistance to change, difficulties with teachers and with several jobs. He evaluates girls as potential girlfriends, immediately asking for their phone numbers. Many do not return his phone calls. If he dislikes something, he banishes it for years. He comments on school buses that he likes and dislikes.Each series has a cast listing and each episode has a summary, notes, soundtrack listing (some of which are obscure), goofs, and quotes. The format is unique and suits the story. While the book gives readers a sense of the difficulties that Blaze faces and his achievements are admirable, the story and writing are not compelling. There is much repetition and many of the situations are not interesting. Episodes is a good telescope into the life of an autistic teen and is worthwhile from that perspective. However, it will be a hard sell for discretionary reading.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Blaze Ginsberg is a unique individual. In his book, he discusses his life as a high-functioning autistic teenager. Blaze's novel is also unique in the way that it is formatted. He views his life as a group of episodes, much like a television series. Different things are important to Blaze - who he talked to during the day, trying to find a girlfriend, going to his college classes. Some of the episodes are in syndication, some have ended, and others are on-going. The Thanksgiving episode appears once a year. The characters (Blaze's family) remain the same, but the story is always a little different. Guest stars will occasionally make an appearance, and Blaze is quick to give them credit. To some, it might seem that the episodes are disjointed, but to Blaze, it all makes sense. I will be honest, it was difficult for me to start this book. I was one of those readers who felt Blaze's plot was disjointed, but now I understand the workings of his mind. A typical book has chapters, a continuous plot, a definitive ending. Blaze's novel has all of these things, but they are developed and executed differently. Once I realized this, I was able to enjoy the novel that much more. I'm glad I read Blaze's book, and I congratulate him for having the courage to write it in the first place.