Greta Thunberg Was 'Slowly Disappearing Into Some Kind of Darkness'

New book looks at her autism, eating disorder, and climate awakening
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2020 3:00 PM CST

(Newser) – A new book excerpt reveals how Greta Thunberg struggled with autism and an eating disorder before emerging as the world's leading climate activist, the Guardian reports. Authored by the entire Thunberg family—mom Malena Ernman, opera singer; dad Svante Thunberg, actor; Greta's sister, Beata Ernman; and Greta herself—Our House Is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis doesn't hold back on hard details. Among those published in the Observer:

  • "She was slowly disappearing into some kind of darkness and little by little, bit by bit, she seemed to stop functioning," reads the book. "She stopped playing the piano. She stopped laughing. She stopped talking. And she stopped eating."

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