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LOOK ME IN THE EYE (John Elder Robison)

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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307396181
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - September 9th, 2008

If you know anyone with Asperger’s or who is anywhere on the spectrum, please read John Elder Robinson’s engaging memoir detailing his life as an undiagnosed Aspergian. Robinson is the brother of author Augustin Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) and anyone familiar with Burroughs knows that their childhood was not a happy one. Having Asperberger’s when it wasn’t even recognized as a condition is hard to imagine, but navigating those waters with a schizophrenic mother and alcoholic father -- well, you will wonder not only how he survived but thrived. He lends such insight into the way an Aspergian brain processes information and why his attempts to connect fail over and over. His early friendless and sometimes homeless years are heartbreaking, but thankfully he found his footing in unconventional jobs with a world renowned rock band and leading toy manufacturer.