The Real Rain Man, Kim Peek

The Real Rain Man Kim Peek The Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one of a kind mental giant Kim Peek Written by his father Fran Peek this coming out of the dark narrative is filled with pers

  • Title: The Real Rain Man, Kim Peek
  • Author: Fran Peek
  • ISBN: 9780965116305
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one of a kind mental giant, Kim Peek Written by his father, Fran Peek, this coming out of the dark narrative is filled with personal anecdotes, quips, and reflections of a man and life the world could easily have missed.The real life Rain Man is not autistic, nor is he a savant In fact, he is consiThe Real Rain Man portrays the fascinating life and multiple gifts of a one of a kind mental giant, Kim Peek Written by his father, Fran Peek, this coming out of the dark narrative is filled with personal anecdotes, quips, and reflections of a man and life the world could easily have missed.The real life Rain Man is not autistic, nor is he a savant In fact, he is considered a megasavant Though Kim s motor skills are impaired, along with some of his capacities for logic, he has a nearly photographic memory and it is estimated that he has read over 7,600 books Kim has responded to the attention and exposure that came with the movie Rain Man by coming out of his private world and taking up a role as a spokesman for those who have disabilities.

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    • Christopher says:

      A very interesting book about a guy I ran into at the Salt Lake Library recently. We waited for and rode in an elevator together and I said "are you kim peek" he said "my name is kim peek" I said: I read a book about you! Kim: Going UP!Me: It is an honor to meet you.Kim:(never looking towards me at all) Fourth floor. Gonna return a book get another oneput a book back.Me:What book are you returning?Kim: Going UP! Fourth Floor.Me:Bye!

    • Tweedledum says:

      Kim Peek's story gives hope and encouragement to the families of young people displaying savant skills but struggling to comprehend social expectations and wrestling with other difficulties as well. Accepting the person for who they are is one thing but giving them the opportunity to shine and be respected for their skills goes a long way towards enabling that individual to become a respected and valued member of society. Kim's story teaches us that we must have the confidence to throw conventio [...]

    • Brooke says:

      This was such a good story, and the fact that it is well fact made it even better. It's amazing what the human spirit can overcome Kim Peek seems like such an amazing person and so cute!!Working in Special Ed I had a few students who were similar and it just made me smile when his dad quoted him, I could totally hear some of my students saying those things!I love this book because it helps one understand the mentally disabled, and any book that does that is golden!

    • Timothy says:

      Kim Peek has extraordinary savant features that he is quite famous for. There are many savants in the world, but what sparks my interest in and appreciation for Kim is that he is an intense empath and a beautifully caring being as deserving of an HPMR phoenix as any mind out there. I heart-warming book.

    • Nasrin says:

      if we try hard we can't forced any 'subterranean siphon'to saying each thing we want to say.

    • Katie Curry says:

      This biography is written by Fran Peek about his son, Kim Peek, and his journey of life with a truly unique autism.I would use this book for my own personal benefit in my future classroom. It gives the reader an insight on the quirky characteristics of an individual with autism and a truly unique case such as Kim's and the effect he had in making the movie Rain Man and the effect the movie had on his life.

    • Kacey says:

      got to meet the author and his son my senior yr of high school at a Rotaract Conference in Reno, NVgot a free copy of the book and reading it plus meeting the author and his son combined was amazing and something i'll never forget!! :)

    • saeid babakhani says:

      goods

    • Momma Fish says:

      This was good, and especially intresting to me because I met the REAL rainman. He has a unique spirit.

    • Danni says:

      I really liked this book. I just want to see the show now. I have been studying illnesses for a while and this book fit right in. This man is so innocent and loving. I wish I could meet him.

    • Michael says:

      A touching biography of Kim Peek, on whom the "Rain Man" character was based, written by his father. Kim's mental powers were astounding. May he rest in peace.

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