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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

    royinpink Well-Known Member

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    royinpink submitted a new resource:

    Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life - Musings of an Aspie in book form! And more.

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  2. AsheSkyler

    AsheSkyler Feathered Jester

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    That wasn't already in the database?? Dang. Good call. I rather like Mrs. Kim's work.
     
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  3. kestrel

    kestrel Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I hope she's doing all right. It was cool when she started the stim toy store website. I bought a few things, they're fun and handy to have around the house.

    I thought it was brave of her to admit she did a bit of bullying herself, once she figured out what was going on.
     
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  4. Nacho

    Nacho Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested in reading this book; I've been trying to find an ebook version but I can't seem to find it for free. Does anybody have anything useful for me?

    If nothing pops up, I will just order it in my closest book shop and wait for it to come in paperback :)
     
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  5. buttercuplols

    buttercuplols Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a copy from Amazon. A great read and wasn't that expensive. Well worth the money.
     
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  6. LittleLemon

    LittleLemon Well-Known Member

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    This was the book that took me from denial to nearly full acceptance that I could be on the spectrum. It was the first stepping stone. I highlighted about half the book and I cried after every chapter. No one has ever done such a good job at putting into words exactly how I feel.
     
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  7. RiverSong

    RiverSong Spoilers

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    I just read this and it was fantastic!

    I was very much like the author. A good girl as a child who followed the rules and was basically invisible to everyone. Any of the social or developmental challenges that I had throughout school were ignored because my grades were fine.

    Like the author, I thought I was just odd and believed I would eventually grow out of these difficulties once I reached adulthood. That things would get better if I simply tried harder to fit in and act like other people. Of course, I've realized that's not the case. Instead of trying to mask or pretend to be like those around me, I should be more accepting of and true to aspie myself.

    As an undiagnosed female, I found this book very insightful and encouraging. I plan on reading Kim's other book next, I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults.
     
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    Keigan Restless Mind V.I.P Member

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    This is the best read in my collection of books for ASD, written for aspies by an aspie. I can relate to the symptoms and experiences described within the book, much better than any of the books written by neuro-typical individuals which always read as a clinical observation.
     
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  9. EstimatedProphet

    EstimatedProphet Rising up to Paradise

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    This is a terrific book! @Nacho if you go to the author's blog, Musings of an Aspie, all of the content in the book is from her blog (edited I would think). And the search feature on her site is excellent.

    I started reading it one evening and began to annoy my wife (more than usual) because I would burst into laughter every couple of minutes at the striking similarities I shared with the author. This book and Warren Mayocchi's Human are the two Aspie memoirs with which I identify most.
     
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  10. Babyc

    Babyc New Member

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    Hello...you don't need to focus in gadgets. Try to go out join the organization in you in your community.
     
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    Anarkitty Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    This is the book that really helped me to see what a real life woman with ASD looks like--and to recognize myself in her story. I love this book as well as I Think I Might Be Autistic and her blog.