Episodes: My Life as I See It

Version: Unabridged
Author: Blaze Ginsberg
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Genres: Juvenile, Autobiography
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: September 2009
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 35 minutes
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Overview

Grade Level: 7-9 Age Level: 12-14 Listening Level: 7-9 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Ginsberg, Blaze

Blaze has been writing short stories, poems, and songs since the age of nine. In 2006, he began writing his own book, a memoir that covers his years in high school and his first steps toward adulthood. Inspired by Internet episode guides such as imdb.com and TV.com, his memoir, EPISODES, describes his life as a series of TV shows in which he s appeared. Blaze puts it this way: I started watching PBS kids shows on TV when I was three years old and liked them very much from the start. They gave me my true voice out there in the world. I would imitate actions and situations I saw on the shows. Sometimes I let the shows speak for me when I didn t know how to say things myself. So the TV shows were like a stand-in for me. Blaze currently lives and attends college in San Diego.