Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
John Elder Robison

I found this book very interesting. I am of a generation who grew up at a time that identified stigmas, and few mental illnesses … and certainly not shades of illness. This book was written by the older brother of Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors. I picked the book up because of theRunning with Scissorsconnection, which I hadn’t read, but noticed its popularity with patrons of a certain (younger) age and restlessness.

The author of this autobiography could have been a kid in my elementary school class. There were always a couple of kids whom “everyone” knew to stay away from because they were “bad” kids. This was written by one of those who succeeded … on his own terms … with his own “limitations” … and without “help” from the social services … in other words … the grown-ups. He made it.

WARNING : This book (and the brother’s) are not for the squeamish … but neither is mental health.

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