Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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The poignant, funny, and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

"Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats."

Thus begins the charming, insightful, and memorable story of Jesse Saperstein. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism, Jesse has struggled since childhood with many of the hallmark challenges of his condition-from social awkwardness and self-doubt to extreme difficulty with change and managing his emotions.

He has also worked hard to understand and make the most of his AS- developing his keen curiosity and sense of humor, closely observing the world around him, and most of all, helping others with AS to better cope and even thrive. Told with endearing and unflinching honesty, Jesse brings his unique perspective to the circumstances of his life and his condition.

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Review: Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

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I doubt I can be objective about this memoir. The writing was a bit scattered. I do feel it's important to listen to the perspectives of adults on the autism spectrum. In a few parts, I felt I could have been reading something written by my own son. Read full review

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I am really enjoying this book. The author has a style of writing that appeals to me. I have read some Aspergers accounts that just don't ring true, but Jesse's does. My problem is that he sometimes ... Read full review

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