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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life 2015-07-11

Musings of an Aspie in book form! And more.

  1. royinpink
    Author:
    Cynthia Kim
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Digital
    Description from Amazon.com:

    Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism.

    Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

Recent Reviews

  1. stefanos108
    stefanos108
    5/5,
    Version: 2015-07-11
    Cynthia is very sharp, creative, and successful -- and she includes many anecdotes that I found to be helpful. She's a keen observer of both herself and others and has great humor and much understanding.