The Feeling's Unmutual

Overview

What makes the Asperger child immerse himself in such things as Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk? In this honest and entertaining autobiographical account, Will Hadcroft links his obsessive TV series fixations to the eventual realization that he has Asperger Syndrome. He describes drawing comfort from identifying with heroic individuals and fictional characters, and the liberating effect of an accurate diagnosis for someone who felt 'out of place' and didn't know why. This original and highly readable book ...
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Overview

What makes the Asperger child immerse himself in such things as Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk? In this honest and entertaining autobiographical account, Will Hadcroft links his obsessive TV series fixations to the eventual realization that he has Asperger Syndrome. He describes drawing comfort from identifying with heroic individuals and fictional characters, and the liberating effect of an accurate diagnosis for someone who felt 'out of place' and didn't know why. This original and highly readable book offers a fresh insight into the experience of feeling 'unmutual' - misunderstanding and being misunderstood - and how this can result in bullying at school and in the workplace, escalating into social phobia, paranoia and obsessive behaviour. It amply illustrates some of the more subtle expressions of the Asperger condition and provides an accessible introduction to those new to AS.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843102649
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

A Day at the Office (with Asperger Syndrome) 9
A Slight Cerebral Pause, 1970-74 19
Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers, David Banner, Blake's Seven, the Doctor and Me (Oh, and Primary School), 1974-80 25
Birth of an Obsession, 1980-81 47
"I Hope It's Not Like Grange Hill", 1981-82 53
"William's a Bit Slow", 1982-83 67
"Why are you Weird?", 1983-86 88
The Real World, 1986-87 120
The Vomit of a Tormented Soul, 1988-90 130
Simple Babylon, 1991-92 153
Carol Catherine - The Making of Me, 1993-95 171
Introducing Will Hadcroft, 1995-97 188
Pursuing the Dream, 1997-2002 202
Anne Droyd and Century Lodge: The Dream Come True 223
The Pieces Fall into Place, 2003 226
Diagnostic Criteria for Hadcroft Syndrome 232
Websites Devoted to My "Specialist Subjects" 234
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