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Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
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Jan 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010, asperger-s-nerds-geeks-etc
Read from January 17 to 21, 2010

I like Robison's unaffected style of writing. It's plain, but effective. He'd probably say that's a result of his logical Aspergian mind. You'll want to read this book because of the guy's life, though. He's lived a lot of fascinating challenges and been in lots of interesting places - it's kind of like if Forrest Gump had been Aspergian instead of stupid. Robison Invented some of the first electronic toys, was a sound technician and special-effects-guitar maker for KISS, is the brother of a famous author - there's more than enough content to make an interesting memoir.

I may not have Asperger's, but I work in software, and have known plenty of John Robisons in my time, and they're great people. I'm more comfortable with them, in fact, than people who socialize easily.

I found it funny that in the foreword, written by Robison's more famous brother, Augusten Burroughs, Burroughs basically takes credit for this book existing. I hated Running With Scissors, and the four page foreword was enough to remind me why.

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