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An Outsider's Guide to Humans


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Camilla Pang holds a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London and is a postdoctoral scientist. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans and how we work. Pang is also a volunteer cancer researcher at the Francis Crick Institute, and volunteers on socio-psychological projects for mining communities in Africa. She is an active contributor to art and science initiatives and often partakes in mental health and decision making research projects.


“An enlightening hybrid of popular science, memoir, and self-help… By leavening scientific theory with personal anecdotes, Pang draws up a life guide that’s accessible and entertaining… A unique take on life’s big questions.”—Publishers Weekly

"In this book, Pang uses her extensive scientific knowledge to help readers understand the world of humans. With topics like thinking outside the box, forgetting about perfection and finding harmony, learning from your mistakes, and cultivating empathy and connections...Pang's Outsider’s Guide will help readers embrace their individuality while also finding their place in the greater humanity." -- Booklist

"A vivid picture of how an individual with Asperger’s views the world...Ingenious pop psychology." --Kirkus

"Her personal narrative blends seamlessly into scientific concepts, such as machine-learning, with the author’s hand-drawn illustrations to guide readers along. Throughout, Pang remains a calming voice...and informative memoir for scientifically minded readers." --Library Journal

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