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User Review  - jenn88 - LibraryThing

It's a choppy memoir about a guy with Asperger's. It's not bad at the beginning, but then it's just a bunch of poorly written one-dimensional stories. Read full review

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User Review  - jack2410 - LibraryThing

Autobiography of a person who has Asperger Syndrome. He had developmental difficulty in his youth, of course; but managed to grow into a successful, happy man. This book ends on the upbeat. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

I honestly did not find this very compelling. I am confused by all the reviews saying it was not about AS. Its very much about AS and how Aspergians interact with the world. I think for me that the ... Read full review

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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  - LaneySmith - LibraryThing

This book is amazing! There are parts that reach in and shake you. There are parts that make you feel sad. But, there is so much that helps open your eyes and gives you a glimpse of what Asperger's is ... 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.  

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User Review  - Lyuba06 - LibraryThing

One of the best books arround!! It provides an inside view on aspergers and life with it. Read full review


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