I hugely enjoyed reading Look Me in the Eye. This book is a wild rollercoaster ride through John . It opens up a window into the life of someone who has Asperger's Syndrome.
I hugely enjoyed reading Look Me in the Eye. This book is a wild rollercoaster ride through John Robison’s life-from troubled teenage prankster to successful employment in electronics, music, and classic cars. It was by far one of the easiest books for me to read. It flowed and kept my attention throughout, from beginning to end.
And Asperger’s is turning out to be surprisingly common: A February 2007 report from the federal Centers for Disease . Asperger’s is something you are born with-not something that happens later in life
That’s almost two million people in the United States alone. Asperger’s is something you are born with-not something that happens later in life. It was evident in me at a very early age, but, unfortunately, no one knew what to look for. All my parents knew was that I was different from the other kids.
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is a New York Times bestseller by John Elder Robison, chronicling the author's life with Asperger syndrome and tough times growing up. Published in 2007 on the Crown imprint of Random House, Look Me in the Eye describes how Robison grew up as a misfit in the 1960s, at a time when the Asperger syndrome diagnosis did not exist in the United States. The book describes how Robison learns to fit in, without actually knowing why he was different
John Elder Robinson starts his story with his earliest memories -a failed attempt to make friends in a sandbox and . And he’s absolutely right. Look Me in the Eye is one of the few books on Asperger's Syndrome that is not a dry training manual on the condition.
And he’s absolutely right.
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Includes a new postscript from the author and a reading group guide"-Page 4 of cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-295). Memoir of John Robison whose odd behavior was explained when he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome when he was forty and the change that made in his life. A little misfit - A permanent playmate - Empathy - A trickster is born - I find a Porsche - The nightmare years - Assembly required - The dogs begin to fear me - I drop out of high school - Collecting the trash - The flaming washtub - I'm in.
Look Me in the Eye, published in 2007, is a memoir of John Elder Robison’s unique life. The tale chronicles a man with Asperger’s syndrome and the challenges he has faced throughout. From loneliness as a child to finding his niche in the world as an adult, Look Me in the. Eye exemplifies what it means to see the world from a different lens and persevere.
John Robison lives with his wife and son in Amherst, Massachusetts. His company, J E Robison Service, repairs and restores classic cars such as Jaguars, Land Rovers, Rolls Royces and Bentleys. 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.
Sometimes I think I can relate better to a good machine than any kind of person. I’ve thought about why that is, and I’ve come up with a few ideas. One thought is that I control the machines. t interact as equals. No matter how big the machine, I am in charge. Machines don’t talk back. They are predictable. They don’t trick me, and they’re never mean. I have a lot of trouble reading other people. I am not very good at looking at people and knowing whether they like me, or they’re mad, or they’re just waiting for me to say something