Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye

My Life With Asperger's

eBook - 2007
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.



Baker & Taylor
In an entertaining and inspirational memoir of living with Asperger's Syndrome, the author describes life growing up different in an unusual family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis. 250,000 first printing.

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The author describes life growing up different in an odd family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's syndrome, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis.

Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780307405722
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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Traces the author’s childhood to his eventual adult diagnosis with Asperger’s.


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Gina_Vee Jul 30, 2018

Still the best source (and best author) for Asperger's I've found. If you've ever been around someone with Asperger's and spent time getting to know them better, you'll understand exactly why the book was written the way it is.

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lilamolly
Sep 15, 2017

Unfortunately this book makes Aspergers syndrome look like a walk in the park. The author wasted a lot of space talking about his electronic and musical accomplishments which are fine and many with this syndrome have. The real problems people with this affliction face is much greater and in most cases much more severe than this author has experienced. His parents genetic and emotional problems are probably more of a cause for his behaviour than Aspergers syndrome. Having Aspergers can be a very frustrating and lonely affliction and can give people the mistaken opinion that all that it is, is not knowing social clues. IT is much more debilitating and emotionally disruptive in a persons life.

scl_Cori Aug 21, 2017

John Elder is not as good of a writer as his brother Augusten Burroughs, but the book gives us a look into the views of a man growing up with Asperger's Syndrome before such a thing had a name.

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wcls4667866
Feb 19, 2017

An entertaining read. Very insightful. Helps you understand the life of a person with aspergers from the inside out. Recommended read.

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Squid_1
Jul 07, 2016

I liked reading it. The last few chapters bored me though.

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danreb2004
Apr 21, 2016

I need 5 copies for next week. Please send all copies to the Sierra Mesa Library branch. Thank you

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billcelery
Apr 14, 2016

Any book that can take you inside the mind of someone with Asperger's, when you have a family member with it, is valuable in my opinion. An enjoyable read.

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beemac1997
Oct 19, 2015

A good story of one man's struggle with "being different" and with no support, but surviving and thriving in the end. A good look into perceptions of a person with Asperger's

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howgwyn
Feb 13, 2013

I enjoyed the first part of the book where Robison describes growing up with autism from his point of view and reflects on how that view point is different from people not on the austism spectrum. Yet I felt the latter part of the book felt rushed and repetative.

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results
Jul 16, 2012

This book truly helped me understand and sympathize with what's it's like to be Aspergian.

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kayjuni
Jun 13, 2012

"Asperger's is not a disease. It's a way of being. There is no cure, nor is there a need for one."

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