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Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
" In a day when a cure is expected for nearly every ailment, flaw or disorder, I was struck by John Elder Robinson's assertion that those with Asperger's Syndrome, a neurobiological disorder on the autism spectrum that the author lived with undiagno... " Read more of this review »
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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
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Wow.

I'm listening to the audio book version.

I laugh, I cry - sometimes at the same time - I bob and weave in my own zone visualizing John Elder's world (all at inappropriate times and places of course).

It is almost like John Elder and I are the same...more
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