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Dumb or Dyslexic?

Thomas James Trueman

A Personal Exploration of Dyslexia

Dumb or Dyslexic?


ISBN 9781781324172

Published Nov 2015

203 x 133mm (96 pages)

I genuinely believe that I am a success story – I could be one of the worst dyslexics ever to achieve a university degree. I am living proof of what you can achieve if you put your mind to it. Let me be clear, my achievement is not that I have cured myself of dyslexia, but rather that I have willed myself against it to achieve academic success. Achieving a degree with dyslexia as severe as mine is quite phenomenal.

If somebody struggles with basic reading and spelling, are they dumb or dyslexic? Such a question is rarely pondered by non-dyslexics, but it is very pertinent to dyslexics themselves.

How do I know this? Because I am myself dyslexic, and I have experienced all the trials and tribulations which come with this condition. This book is a very personal and realistic exploration of what it is like to be dyslexic. Not only do I pass on my own understanding of dyslexia, but I also hope to tackle the self-doubt which is so prominent with dyslexics. Although this book is aimed at dyslexics, it also explores subjects which anyone could relate to, amongst other things our human pursuit of happiness.