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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While occasionally humorous and insightful, for the most part the author spends 223 pages blaming his Asperger's Syndrome for his truly obnoxious personality. Read full review

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While occasionally humorous and insightful, for the most part the author spends 223 pages blaming his Asperger's Syndrome for his truly obnoxious personality. Read full review

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An autism advocate and popular motivational speaker, Jesse A. Saperstein is considered one of the most respected leaders in the anti-bullying movement of his generation.


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