Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Finch  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Northern, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

David grew up on a farm in Northern Illinois. He is still a resident of the same area.

Biographical and Professional Information

David attended the University of Miami, where he studied Music Engineering Technology. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. His essay, “Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy” appeared in The New York Times and became the basis for this book.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


The Journal of Best Practices


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

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