|Title:||Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's*||Written by:||John Elder Robinson||Genre:||Autobiography, MIARC|
I'm feeling brain-dead today, so I will rely on quotes from reviews of the book on Audible's website to convey my opinion:
- The humor is exceptional, but also gives insight on real life childhood differences.
- Having heard about Asperger's over the years and having some idea of what it meant this book made it all more real for me. The insight that the author gives as to why people with Asperger's are viewed as difficult and arrogant is refreshing.
Yes, some of the book is repetitive but the candid reflection of how 'normal' behaviour is incomprehensible and confusing to someone with Asperger's is great.
- Incredibly well written, fast moving, almost novel-like, this autobiography is well worth the read/listen. Especially helpful for anyone who is friend of family of an "Aspergian"
- I listened to this book before I heard Mr. Robison speak at a conference. He speaks as he writes--very authentic, sometimes with humor, and committed to explaining the disorder from his own viewpoint. I enjoyed the stories he recounted in the book, even though some of them were filled with troubling experiences. He does not feel sorry for himself, but we can use some of his experiences to understand people who may view the world in a similar way.
31 / 75 books. 41% done!