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Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
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John Elder Robison is the brother of Augusten Burroughs whose autobiography I read quite some time back and remember as being hear-wrenching. Robison has Asperger's Syndrome and this books contains a series of what I deem essays about how he learned of his diagnosis as an adult and the struggles he has had during the course of his life. Of course, the struggles did not seem as evident to me as his accomplishments. I mean, the man is responsible for making Ace Frehley's (from the band KISS) guitars shoot rockets and emit smoke. And he seems to accidentally fall into every job he gets. I guess, in some ways, it pays to have a genius mind and almost no social skills.

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Stephen Durrant I'm well behind you on my reading of strange-mental-maladies (SMM? . . . probably politically incorrect) books. I've had Oliver Sacks' "Musicophilia" on my to read shelf for some time but still haven't jumped in.


Erin I attempted to read that book, but just didn't get ensnared by it. Too many other books were laying about asking for my undivided attention.


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