20. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's (John Elder Robison)

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20. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's (John Elder Robison)

Post  Ren on Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:44 am

Robison's account of living with Asperger's syndrome is assured of media attention probably due in part to his brother Augusten Burroughs's brief but fascinating description of Robison in Running with Scissors. But Robison's story is much more fully detailed in this memoir, beginning with his painful childhood, his abusive alcoholic father and his mentally disturbed mother. Robison describes how from nursery school on he could not communicate effectively with others, something his brain is not wired to do, since kids with Asperger's don't recognize common social cues and body language or facial expressions.

Finished reading it on... July 20, 2009

Kind of good for me to read.... to get a window into what the students I work with might be feeling or seeing and how they might be interpreting the world.

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