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Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / John Elder Robison.

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  • 40 of 41 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B ROBISON ROB (Text) 34207001303339 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
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Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 362.1 ROBISON (Text) 78321000000069 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780307395986
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2007]

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Formatted Contents Note: A little misfit -- A permanent playmate -- Empathy -- A trickster is born -- I find a Porsche -- The nightmare years -- Assembly required -- The dogs begin to fear me -- I drop out of high school -- Collecting the trash -- The flaming washtub -- I'm in prison with the band -- The big time -- The first smoking guitar -- The ferry to Detroit -- One with the machine -- Rock and roll all night -- A real job -- A visit from management -- Logic vs. small talk -- Being young executives -- Becoming normal -- I get a bear cub -- A diagnosis at forty -- Montagoonians -- Units one through three -- Married life -- Winning at basketball -- My life as a train.
Summary, etc.: Presents the author's account of living with Asperger's syndrome. Beginning with his painful childhood, along with his abusive alcoholic father and his mentally disturbed mother, he describes how from nursery school on he could not communicate effectively with others, something his brain is not wired to do, since kids with Asperger's don't recognize common social cues and body language or facial expressions. Failing in junior high, Robison was encouraged by some audiovisual teachers to fix their broken equipment, and he discovered a more comfortable world of machines and circuits, of muted colors, soft light, and mechanical perfection. This led to jobs (and many hilarious events) in worlds where strange behavior is seen as normal: developing intricate rocket-shooting guitars for the rock band Kiss and computerized toys for the Milton Bradley Company. Finally, at age 40, while he was running a successful business repairing high-end cars, a therapist correctly diagnosed him as having Asperger's. In the end, the author succeeds in his goal of helping those who are struggling to grow up or live with Asperger's to see how it is not a disease but a way of being that needs no cure except understanding and encouragement from others.
Subject: Robison, John Elder > Mental health.
Asperger's syndrome > Patients > United States > Biography.

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