Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

ISBN-10

0307396185

ISBN-13

978-0307396181

Table of Contents

Description

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

A must read for anyone who is trying to understand Asperer’s and connect.

Why We Recommend It

  • MAKES US RETHINK DEFINITIONS OF NORMAL AND APPRECIATE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
  • TOLD WITH HUMOR AND GRACE, AN AMAZING LIFE STORY
  • PERFECT COLLECTION OF WORDS BY A GREAT STORY TELLER
  • OPENS YOUR EYES TO WHAT INDIVIDUALS WITH APSERGER'S DEAL WITH ON A DAILY BASIS
  • A GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR COMMUNICATION

Our Verdict

A great read for anyone who suspects themselves to be on the spectrum, for anyone who knows someone on the spectrum, or for someone who just wants to learn more about autism. Written from first hand experience by someone with Autism, this memoir covers his entire life and experience with the condition. It’s a reminder to us all that understanding the diagnosis is the first step and key to a functional and fulfilling life.

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