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LOOK ME IN THE EYE: My Life with Asperger's

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Affecting, on occasion surprisingly comic memoir about growing up with Asperger's syndrome. Those who have this autism spectrum disorder are often seen as weird, because of their odd mannerisms and expressions and their difficulties in talking to other people. But Asperger's may also confer rare talents, such as the ability to focus intently and to think rapidly and creatively, notes the author ... Read full review

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When I found out that my son might have Asperger's, my wife found this book. I have to say that I will never tell my son to look me in the eyes again. It is very informative to hear how the authors thought process works to try to deal with my son and help him avoid all the problems the author lived through. The middle part of the book is the story of his life, but the beginning of the book deals more with the syndrome. 

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Robinson's autobiography offers a look into his past as a young boy growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. Readers are introduced to John Elder and encouraged to make their own judgments about his quirkiness and behaviors, which would lend itself perfectly to discussion on individuals with disabilities. For mature audiences, this read can open up a conversation about the rights of individuals with disabilities and how they are currently viewed in our society.  

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I work in the Psychiatric field and found this book very interesting, especially since it is written from the eyes of a person with Asperger's. Even though a serious subject matter- I laughed with enjoyment as I read most of the book. The stories, as he tell's them, allow you to see the world through his eyes ( Aspergian) which, at times, makes more sense then looking at the world through my eyes. I have a new admiration for people that have either Asbergers or traits. Whether you work in the field or not - sooner or later you will run into someone with Asperger's and you will have a new found respect for people with this syndrome. I also agree with the logic that he has in naming people but that you will better understand after you read this down to earth book.  

Review: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

User Review  - Oriyah Nitkin - Goodreads

Yes, it's true. I'm a bad person. I judge books by their covers. And when I saw this lying on my friend's shelf during her moving sale, it was screaming "READ ME!" even before I got close enough to ... Read full review

Review: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

User Review  - Lydia Hale - Goodreads

My family bought this book, as my husband and youngest son have Aspergers Syndrome. I found the book very enlightening, and saw aspects of both of them in John Robison' s book. John Robison writes ... Read full review

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