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Author Robison, John Elder.

Title Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's / John Elder Robison.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2007]
©2007

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 ROBISON    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.196 ROBISON    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. ROBISON, J.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B ROBISON    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  B ROBISON    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  362.196 ROB    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY ROBISON c.2  Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY ROBISON, JOHN    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  B ROBISON J.    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  618.92 ROB    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Summary John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent evenings drunk. No wonder he gravitated to machines, which could be counted on. His savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS, for whom he created their legendary fire-breathing guitars. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose, 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Robison, John Elder -- Mental health.
Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307395986
0307395987
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