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05 May 2008 @ 12:59 am
Book #11  
Title: Look at me in the eye: my life with asperger's
Author: John Elder Robison
Genre: non-fiction, memoir
# of Pages: 288
My rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best]: B+

Description of the book (from Chapters.ca): Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger’s at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as “defective,” who could not avail himself of KISS’s endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people’s given names (he calls his wife “Unit Two”). He 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 and write the bestselling memoir Running with Scissors.

Review: As somebody who has Asperger's, I could understand John's feelings of not feeling as though one quite fits in and needs to find something that they like. While at times the language was a little simplistic, it was good. Found it enjoyable and was quite amused by the names he gave his parents and younger brother.

Next up: Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland.

11 / 50 books. 22% done!

3481 / 15000 pages. 23% done!
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