Faith Middleton Show: A Pulitzer Prize Winning Music Critic Is Diagnosed With Asperger's

Tim Page Describes his journey

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Faith Middleton Show: A Pulitzer Prize Winning Music Critic Is Diagnosed With Asperger's

Nobody writes about music the way Tim Page does.  His criticism has been devoured in the New York Times, The Washington Post and Newsday.

And then in 1997, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his insightful and original pieces.

Music saved Tim Page.  Growing up in Connecticut he endured a troubled childhood, though even them his brilliance was evident.

The thing is, he couldn't play simple games kids played.  He flunked math and science.  He suffered from depression.  He couldn't understand the rules of friendship or romance.  He took drugs.  His talent for writing about music saved him.

In this memoir, Parallel Play Tim explains his unusual journey - the diagnosis he finally received that explained so much.  He learned he has Asperger's.  

Tim Page now teaches journalism and music at the University of Southern California.