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Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A MUST READ!!!

"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." John Elder Robison I couldn't agree more. John Elder Robison has shared one of his many gifts with us by writing the invaluable guide...
"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." John Elder Robison I couldn't agree more. John Elder Robison has shared one of his many gifts with us by writing the invaluable guide Be Different. Using stories from his own life, both humorous and poignant, John Robison provides us with a rare glimpse into the Aspergian mind. With a great deal of self-reflection and insight, he explains his own behaviors and his reasons for adapting those he felt were obstacles to being accepted. His message, however, is not to change whom you are in order to be like others. Instead, he advises those with Asperger's and others who think differently to embrace their differences and the unique gifts that they bring. By focusing on ability and not disability, and using one's strengths to help compensate for weaknesses, individuals who previously found themselves struggling in the world of nypicals (Robison's word for neurotypicals) can find success and happiness. Be Different reminds us that difference does not have to be synonymous with disability. This is one of the best books I've ever read, not only on the topic of Asperger Syndrome, but in general. I highly recommend this book and the author's first book, Look Me in the Eye, for practical advice, inspiration and hope.

posted by LoriShery on April 18, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It was good

I read this book because my husband was diagnosed with Asperger's. The book was good, but I wish there was more information on his home life. What happened with his wife, etc. That would have madr it more valuable to me. Other than that, I found it interesting.

posted by Rainsga on May 18, 2012

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    It was good

    I read this book because my husband was diagnosed with Asperger's. The book was good, but I wish there was more information on his home life. What happened with his wife, etc. That would have madr it more valuable to me. Other than that, I found it interesting.

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