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Book Cover for How to Be Human: An Autistic Man’s Guide to Life. “A beautiful and astonishing book…. It will inspire you and make you more aware of the inner life of your own mind and that of those around you.” - Walter Issacson, New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci.

An unforgettable, unconventional narrative that examines the many ways to be fully human, told by the first young adult with autism to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Join Jory and Lyric as they examine what it means to be human and ultimately how each of us might become a better one. Jory asks us to consider: Who has value? What is a disability? And how do we correct the imbalances we see in the world? How to Be Human shows us the ways a beautifully different mind can express the very best of our shared humanity.

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About Me

Photo of Jory Fleming with his service dog Daisy Photo © Ryan Dawkins

Jory Fleming is currently working at the University of South Carolina as a climate scientist. He holds an MPhil in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, an MBA from the Quantic School of Business & Technology, and a BS in geography and marine science with a minor in geophysics from the University of South Carolina. Alongside his service dog Daisy, Jory is invested in children’s education and raising awareness about disabilities. He loves the ocean and hopes to keep the planet beautiful and alive for the next generation. Jory lives with several disabilities, including autism, and enjoys speaking with others about his way of seeing the world. In his spare time, Jory is an avid bird watcher, board game enthusiast, and Scottish country dancer.


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