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John Elder Robison

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I was born in rural Georgia, where my dad worked as a country preacher. I was kind of a misfit growing up. In fact, the bigger I got, the more misfit I became. At age 8, I got a little brother, and he was a misfit too. I dropped out of school in 10th grade, and never looked back. My brother dropped out a few years later, following in my footsteps.

I've had a number of careers . . . I designed sound systems for discos. I designed effects for KISS. I designed sound systems for more bands than I could count. Then, I took up electronic game design. I worked on fire alarms and power supplies. I even worked with lasers. Finally, 20 years ago, I gave up technology to start an automobile repair business.

That was where I was when my brother told some...more









It's been a while since I had a story on writing, even though some think this is a writer's blog. Today's post is a guest essay from friend and fellow author Karen Dionne. Karen may be best known as a founder of Backspace, one of the best sites on the Internet for writers of all shapes and sizes. This fall, she's hosting a star-studded workshop in Salt Cay, Bahamas. Here's some background about... Read more of this blog post »
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“And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger's are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don'treally understand why it's considered normal to stare at someone's eyeballs.”
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“In the past, when people criticized me for asking unexpected questions, I felt ashamed. Now I realize that normal people are acting in a superficial and often false manner. So rather than let them make me feel bad, I express my annoyance. It's my way of trying to strike a blow for logic and rationality.”
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“Unlike some older brothers, I never set him on fire, or cut off an arm or leg, or drowned him in the tub. ”
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