On Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., HBO will premiere an original film based on the inspirational, true story of TempleGrandin, starring Claire Danes. TempleGrandin paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism.  

Grandin became a successful doctor in animal science through her unique connection to animals and is now a world-renowned consultant in the field. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals.  Grandin is the   best-selling author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Animals in Translation” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”   

HBO and Barnes & Noble will host a special book signing and discussion with TempleGrandin on Monday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at

150 East 86th St
(at
Lexington Ave
) in New York. HBO and Barnes & Noble invite the public to this free event.  

Information related to autism and the HBO film  will be displayed in all 775 Barnes & Noble stores,   including a free, downloadable coloring book that tells Temple’s story through illustrations created by artists with autism.