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Look Me in the Eye My Life with Asperger'sNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER in the PDF #198 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 habitsan inclination to blurt out non seuiturs avoid eye contact dismantle radios and dig five foot holes and stick his younger brother Augusten Burroughs in themhad earned him the label social deviant It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed Look Me PDFEPUBwith a form of autism called Aspergers syndrome That understanding transformed the way he saw himselfand 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 Its a strange sly indelible accountsometimes alien yet always deeply human NEW I enjoyed this book Robison had difficulty all of his life relating to people emotions social situations He was incredibly gifted in understanding electronics and math but normal conversations baffled him It wasn't until he was 40 yrs old that he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a form of autism In this memoir he recounts his awkward childhood few friends the butt of jokes being bullied Even though he tested far above his schoolmates in intelligence he dropped out of school before graduating His home life was chaos with an alcoholic father and a mother with mental issues His expertise in electronics led to small jobs fixing amplifiers for local rock bands and finally as the electronics special effects guy for the band KISS He entered the corporate world helping design inter active games and early video games but finally left when he was promoted to management and didn't like it managing people was difficult he was not able to use his hands and expertise and the rat race stress was too much He went back to mechanics and opened a luxury car repair business The parts of the memoir where he discusses his feelings and frustrations about relationships and the Asperger's related issues are very good But as other reviewers have noted there is way too much technical stuff about retrofitting fire breathing guitars and designing games Overall a good memoir if you can kind of scan over the super techie parts

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Download Look Me in the Eye kindle ✓ My Life with Asperger's Õ ❰Ebook❯ ➤ Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's Author Join or create book clubs – Danpashley.co.uk NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find from the forewordYORK TIMES BESTSELLER As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find from Me in the Eye My ePUB #219 the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young John Robison Me in the PDF #10003 longed to connect with other people but by the time he was a teenager his odd habitsan inclination to blurt out non seuiturs avoid eye contact dismantle radios and dig five foot holes and stick his younger brother Augusten Burroughs in themhad earned him the label social deviant It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Aspergers syndrome That understanding transformed the way he saw himselfand the world A born storyteller Robison has written a moving darkly funny memoir about a life that has Me in the Eye My ePUB #219 taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own Its a strange sly indelible accountsome I loved this story from cover to cover Having been an undiagnosed Autistic myself until adulthood I related to a lot of the authors struggles to teach himself how to survive social situations and manage interpersonal relationshipsI am amused by the fact that other reviewers have complained about the inclusion of very technical details in this story I have lived with Autistics all my life and I can tell you that leaving those details out would have stripped the story of its authenticity The length and breadth of the included details gives the reader insight into the workings of the author's mind and is uite true to the phenomenon of Autistic hyper focusfixation on a topicI also very much appreciated the author taking the time to point out that NO he did not prefer to be alone He struggled with invisible social disability throughout his childhood and some patience understanding and compassion would have gone a long way towards helping him make the sort of connections he desperately desired I found his words poignant because I feel that this invisible struggle applies to so many Autistics and it's damaging to their efforts for the adults in their lives to decide they prefer to be alone

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Times alien yet always deeply human 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 habitsan inclination to blurt out non seuiturs avoid eye contact dismantle radios and dig five foot holes and stick his younger brother Augusten Burroughs in themhad earned him the label social deviant It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Aspergers syndrome That understanding transformed the way he saw himselfand 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 Its a strange sly indelible accountsometimes alien yet always deeply human Although it's slow to start this is a fascinating exploration of the life of a man who has Asperger's Syndrome Social situations take on a whole new meaning bewildering for him hence the book's title and his reactions eually perplexing for othersMany of the anecdotes in the book are funny some are sad there are some laugh out loud moments John builds a successful career in the sound industry moving into electronics and finally running his own car repair business There are trials and tribulations along the way of course however it's a joy to read about someone with such a positive attitude