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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.

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May 19th, 2015
For me, someone who does respite for a little girl with autism, any book that sheds light on what could be going on in her head I would love to read it. And this one was amazing, I couldn't put it down! !
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look me in the eye
September 6th, 2014
A very well written book the dives deep into the dysfunctional family of two boys and two mentally I'll parents. The book is written as a memoir from the eldest child who never felt he fit in but was a virtual geneius when it came to cars and electronic equipment. He was inept socially and dropped out of school and went on the road with KISS and became the pyrotec man for the flaming guitars as well as made sound equipment. He did not know about Asperger's until much later in life. It is a good look in the mind of someone who is not aware they have a problem and then aware of it. Loved this book.
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Look Me In The Eye
May 2nd, 2014
Very interesting and educational. Gave a better understanding of Asperger's.
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Look me in the eye
November 28th, 2013
Awesome book! makes me wonder if we all have a little autism in us and we should be that much more forgiving, patient, understanding and not so quick to judge people. I would recommend this book to any teacher and student so that they can see what some else feels like that is not quite like them.
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Look me in the eye
November 28th, 2013
Awesome book! makes me wonder if we all have a little autism in us and we should be that much more forgiving, patient, understanding and not so quick to judge people. I would recommend this book to any teacher and student so that they can see what some else feels like that is not quite like them.
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