Temple Grandin
Join us for an in-person & virtual
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 8pm
Presented in association with New Roads School

An Evening with
Temple Grandin

discussing her book, 
Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People
Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
at New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(Free Parking available at the venue)

General Admission + signed Book*
$65  General Admission for two + one signed book

*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on October 24 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.
Virtual event (Oct 24) only Tickets can be purchased here.
— Proof of fully vaccinated required to attend this event
— Face masks required to attend this event


A landmark book that reveals, celebrates, and advocates for the special minds and contributions of visual thinkers.
Temple Grandin
 is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in TranslationAnimals Make Us HumanThe Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures, which became an HBO movie starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community. She resides in Fort Collins, Colorado.

“Temple Grandin has concocted a delicious dish of provocative ideas and new research, served in clear, logical, fluid prose. What I love most about her work is herseamless fusion of scientific detachment and passionate empathy.” —Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind

A quarter of a century after her memoir, Thinking in Pictures, forever changed how the world understood autism, Temple Grandin—the “anthropologist on Mars,” as Oliver Sacks dubbed her—transforms our awareness of the different ways our brains are wired. Do you have a keen sense of direction, a love of puzzles, the ability to assemble furniture without crying? You are likely a visual thinker.
With her genius for demystifying science, Grandin draws on cutting-edge research to take us inside visual thinking. Visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously believed, she reveals, and a more varied one, from the photo-realistic object visualizers like Grandin herself, with their intuitive knack for design and problem solving, to the abstract, mathematically inclined “visual spatial” thinkers who excel in pattern recognition and systemic thinking. She also makes us understand how a world increasingly geared to the verbal tends to sideline visual thinkers, screening them out at school and passing over them in the workplace. Rather than continuing to waste their singular gifts, driving a collective loss in productivity and innovation, Grandin proposes new approaches to educating, parenting, employing, and collaborating with visual thinkers. In a highly competitive world, this important book helps us see, we need every mind on board.