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Look me in the eye : [my life with Asperger's]

Author: John Elder Robison; Mark Deakins
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, ℗2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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"Ever since he was small, John Robison had 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--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: John Elder Robison; John Elder Robison
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Elder Robison; Mark Deakins
ISBN: 9781415942451 1415942455
OCLC Number: 152578178
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Mark Deakins.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: 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 prison with the band --
The big time --
The first smoking guitar --
The ferry to Detroit --
One with the machine --
Rock and roll all night --
A real job --
A visit from management --
Logic vs. small talk --
Being young executives --
Becoming normal --
I get a bear cub --
A diagnosis at forty --
Montagoonians --
Units one through three --
Married life --
Winning at basketball --
My life as a train.
Responsibility: John Elder Robison.

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"Ever since he was small, John Robison had 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--had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose in the company, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world. Robison also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents--the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs. Ultimately, this is the story of Robison's journey from his world into ours, a strange, sly, indelible account--sometimes alien, yet always deeply human"--Publisher's web site.

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