Author Higashida has a new book and so it seemed like this would be a good pick up after reading 'Neurotribes'. This book is very different from that one in the sense that it's really Higashida's "story" where he answers questions about autism, why he does certain things, how he copes in day to day life, etc.
Some of it is quite interesting: I've seen commentary from people who believe that this work is either not Higashida's or that they can't believe a 13 year old could write like this, etc. If you put that aside it's worth reading the questions and his answers for more insight. As someone who genuinely prefers reading vs. listening anyway I found this very helpful.
That said, I didn't find it very interesting. I realize that this might be because I really like 'Neurotribes' but I just wasn't particularly interested in Higashida. It could be that something was lost in translation or the format (it's not a narrative, it's literally a book of questions and answers that takes up anywhere from less than a page to a few) has a lot to do with it but again it just wasn't a book that kept me reading.
However, it's clear from the reviews that opinions wildly vary. Many people love the book for many reasons and many people don't for other reasons. I'm glad this was available at the library and recommend borrowing it. I think I'll still check out his newest book but it'll probably be lower on my library queue.