Pretending to Be Normal : Living with Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

Pretending to Be Normal : Living with Asperger's Syndrome / Edition 1

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by Liane Holliday Willey
     
 

Pretending to be Normal tells the story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace her Asperger's Syndrome traits with thanksgiving and joy. Chronicling her life from her earliest memories through her life as a university lecturer, writer, wife and mother, Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and… See more details below

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Pretending to be Normal tells the story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace her Asperger's Syndrome traits with thanksgiving and joy. Chronicling her life from her earliest memories through her life as a university lecturer, writer, wife and mother, Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have Asperger's Syndrome. Pretending to be Normal invites its readers to welcome the Asperger community with open acceptance, for it makes it clear that, more often than not, they are capable, viable, interesting and kind people who simply find unique ways to exhibit those qualities.

The last part of the book consists of a series of substantial appendices which provide helpful coping strategies and guidance, based on the author's own experience, for a range of situations. This positive and humane book will provide not only insight into the Asperger world which will prove invaluable for the professionals who work with people with Asperger's Syndrome, but also hope and encouragement for other people with Asperger's Syndrome, their families, and their friends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901853027498
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Dedication7
Foreword9
Acknowledgments11
Author's Note12
Introduction13
Remembering When17
The Gap Widens and Wondering Why31
Losing My Way47
A Slow Walk Home63
Crossing the Bridge77
Rocking My Babies93
Settling In, But Never Down107

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