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Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
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May 08, 2010

really liked it
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Read from April 11 to May 08, 2010

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Laura This is an autobiography of a man who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when he was 40. Because my daughter has Asperger's I was reading it for insight. I found his perspective very helpful in that he is another individual who viewed things so differently without knowing why. He shared his experiences with remarkable detail - remembering exactly how he felt going through things at the time and then commenting on how he feels about them now in retrospect. He was honest, often funny and very effective in explaining how often our expressions don't match our feelings - whether we are on the autism spectrum or not. I recommend this book for anyone who knows or cares about someone who has difficulty socializing. Get the paperback, it's been edited for language and made more appropriate for teen audiences (although still includes some mature language and themes). His brother wrote "Running with Scissors" and they both are natural storytellers.


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