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Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's, by John Elder Robison.

This is a very interesting story of a man who did not know "what was wrong with him" until he was forty and read a description of Asperger's syndrome. Robinson is the brother of Augusten Burroughs, who wrote Running with Scissors: A Memoir, and at times Look Me in the Eye feels like half of a story.


What makes you feel it's half a story? Was there something missing? Was it the style?

8:52 PM  

Ah, no. The style was good. It's just that sometimes you talk about your brother and what his childhood was like, but don't give all the details. That's fine, because after all, it's his story, not yours, and he did write his own book about it already. Perhaps it would be more precise to say that parts of the book felt like half of the story of your family; but obviously there is a lot more to your book than just your childhood.

2:36 PM  

Love your blog. Found you on Review Bloggers and checking out the different blogs! :)

And thanks for mentioning this book. Had no idea it was out.

6:29 PM  

A great resource for people seeking FREE information about autism are the Autism Spectrum Podcasts put out by Midnight In Chicago.

They can be found at

They also have a cool CD called "Countdown to Midnight" which I think is great. Naturally, I am curious to know what others think.

5:00 PM  

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