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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I finished this book last week. At first I wasn't sure I'd like the book, b/c I wasn't sure I liked the author! He described a lot of what I considered to be mean spirited pranks he'd play on people ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Impressive - not that the author can write even though he's an Aspergian, but that he can make us feel so much empathy, and help us learn so much about him, ourselves, and humanity. Read full review

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

I was much more interested in the author's insights to his Asperger's and the explaniations of his thought processes than his life story. But overall, I really enjoyed the book and would read more from this author and his brother. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Impressive - not that the author can write even though he's an Aspergian, but that he can make us feel so much empathy, and help us learn so much about him, ourselves, and humanity. Read full review

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User Review  - samanthadeirdre - LibraryThing

John Elder Robison is Augusten Burroughs' older brother. While I didn't love Running with scissors, I was inspired to pick up this book after cataloging Robison's most recent effort, Be different ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fliss88 - LibraryThing

They say, you should never judge a book by it's cover. Well I couldn't walk passed this cover, and the title of the book is pure brilliance! I've never read anything like it before and I enjoyed it ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

We went to see Robison at Powell's and he was such an engaging speaker that I decided I'd best read his book. I'm glad I did. He's a good writer, wiping the film off of the window between the ... Read full review

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User Review  - aelizabethj - LibraryThing

I loved this. I've been fascinated with Aspergers ever since I tested surprisingly high on the autism spectrum test that I had to take for John's psych class. Finally, my awk social habits explained ... 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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