Read the Book

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.

How to Be Human: An Autistic Man’s Guide to Life is available at a bookseller near you. I am happy to sign a copy next time I stop by my local bookshop, contact Ben & Ruth at All Good Books to arrange purchase & shipping.

English Edition

Available in the United States & Internationally at your favorite bookseller.

Audio Book

Read in English by Jory & Lyric. Listen to a sample audio clip on SoundCloud




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Speaking & Consulting

An image of a brain with colorful objects surrounding it and trees and corals growing within it.

Jory enjoys speaking with others about his way of seeing the world. As a young child, Jory struggled with his speech. Once he did start to speak, he knew what he was trying to communicate, but his words rarely made sense to anyone else. Jory’s debut book vividly describes what it is like to live in a world designed for neurotypical brains when his is decidedly not. Instead of dwelling on his limitations, Jory invites those who inhabit the neurotypical world to better understand their own.

Jory has spoken with diverse audiences and is currently accepting speaking engagement requests:

Jory has consulted with firms at the nexus of strategy and neurodiversity. He is a member of Autism Community Ventures’ Neurodivergent Leaders Advisory Board.

About Me

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

Jory Fleming is a climate scientist and educator. He is a Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar, holding an MPhil in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford (Worcester College), 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. In his spare time, Jory is an avid bird watcher, board game enthusiast, and Scottish country dancer.


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