Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models

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From composer Amadeus Mozart to astronomer Carl Sagan, Ledgin examines the evidence of Asperger's Syndrome in some of history's most famous men and women and shows how, despite their apparent challenges, each made an immeasurable contribution to the world. A great book to raise the self esteem of those with Asperger's.

From composer Amadeus Mozart to astronomer Carl Sagan, Ledgin examines the evidence of Asperger's Syndrome in some of history's most famous men and ...

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Overview

From composer Amadeus Mozart to astronomer Carl Sagan, Ledgin examines the evidence of Asperger's Syndrome in some of history's most famous men and women and shows how, despite their apparent challenges, each made an immeasurable contribution to the world. A great book to raise the self esteem of those with Asperger's.

From composer Amadeus Mozart to astronomer Carl Sagan, Ledgin examines the evidence of Asperger's Syndrome in some of history's most famous men and women and shows how, despite their apparent challenges, each made an immeasurable contribution to the world. A great book to raise the self esteem of those with Asperger's.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935274629
  • Publisher: World Future Horizons
  • Publication date: 6/1/2013
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 305,484
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Temple Grandin earned her Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Illinois, went on to become an associate professor at Colorado State University, and wrote two books on autism, including the seminal "Thinking in Pictures." One of the most celebrated -- and effective -- animal advocates on the planet, Grandin revolutionized animal movement systems and spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world's agricultural animals.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2003

    A Good Book

    This work is an excellent source to help Asperger syndrome victims improve their self esteem. The author shows how many famous persons have suffered from this disease. My only concern was with the chapter that I have the most knowledge about, the one about Charles Darwin. Much is said about 'Darwin's secret,' implying that he figured out evolution on his own and had mental health problems as a result of the effect of his discovery on belief in God. First of all, he did not discover evolution but only popularized this now controversial world view. Evolution was widely believed before Darwin and he actually got most all of his basic evolution ideas from others, much from his own grandfather who he never properly acknowledged. Furthermore, Darwin accepted the use and disuse theory (Lamarckism) as a major part of his theory, a view that has now been disproved. He also advocated the pangenesis theory, another theory now disproved. We still today in science face the same problem that Darwin tried to solve, the origin of genetic information. Many theories now exist to try to explain this major problem, and none of them are very satisfactory. This is why evolution is still, even today, very controversial (a fact that the author tries to trivialize). It is a good idea to read both sides before writing a book. I am not that knowledgeable about the other persons profiled, so cannot comment about them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2002

    Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models

    In his book, Asperger's and Self-Esteem, Norm Ledgin offers a new thought toward comfort and hope for those diagnosed with the syndrome. His idea developed as he reviewed the life of his old friend, Thomas Jefferson. Observing the many eccentricities of Jefferson, he realized how like they are to the symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome. Ledgin has compiled chapters featuring well-known, accomplished people who also express unique personalities. This book brings a new perspective to what is often a very lonely life. Those with Asperger's can read the book and begin exploring areas they had not realized existed for them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models

    Utterly fascinating! Certainly explains the "unusual" traits of some very famous people. A must read for relatives of those afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2002

    Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope Through Famous Role Models

    Making the point that someone quirky can still be an achiever, Norm Ledgin has selected 13 famous figures from the 18th through 20th Centuries who had all the earmarks of Asperger's. They succeeded nonetheless. I doubt there's a young person with such a condition out there who will fail to draw comfort and inspiration from this book. As a teacher, I know how tough it is to inspire, but Asperger's and Self-Esteem does that.

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