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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's 2014-02-09

As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.

  1. Brent
    Author:
    John Elder Robison
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    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.
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Recent Reviews

  1. A_Screaming_Turtle
    A_Screaming_Turtle
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-09
    I felt like I was reading my personal journal. It has its humorous moments as well as its sad moments. But john triumphants in the end. Every aspie should read this.
  2. IContainMultitudes
    IContainMultitudes
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-09
    Very good book, one of the first I read about Asperger's