Be Different

Be Different

[adventures of A Free-range Aspergian]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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The author of the New York Times bestselling Look Me in the Eye returns to help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and fix the things that hold them back in life.

With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book he offers stories from his own life and from the lives of other Aspergians to give the reader a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Aspergians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011
ISBN: 9780307881311
Branch Call Number: AB 362.196 ROB 2011
Characteristics: 5 compact discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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jzimmer
Oct 15, 2012

Excellent book. As told by the perspective of someone with Aspergers. John Elder Robinson has such a dry, whitty way of seeing the world. This is one of my favorite books.

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JudithE
Mar 15, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. It was really interesting and frequently laugh out loud funny. The author is very honest about what his life experiences have meant to him, which touched me. One of the characteristics of his form of Asperger's is the way he tends toward thinking very literally, and it's fascinating to hear how the world interacted with that facet of his life strategy. Highly recommended.

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