Book #25: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison is a memoir about his years growing up as an undiagnosed Aspergian. From his earliest memories, Robison portrays how he struggled to communicate and fit in, and how the difficulties in his home life forced him to learn to adapt in the world. He provides an inside view of how he sees and processes the world around him, and how some of his Aspergian traits helped in his career path. It was very interesting to get someone’s perspective of the world that is so wholly different from the way my own brain works. I especially appreciated his message that while his Asperger’s makes him unique, he came to learn it also makes him like everyone else – we all feel like misfits at times in life and long to be accepted for who we are. 

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