Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

by Cynthia Kim

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ISBN-13: 9781849057578
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/21/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 257,875
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Kim received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adulthood, and she spent the following year extensively researching ASD to better understand its role in her life, recording her findings in her blog 'Musings of an Aspie.' Cynthia is a freelance writer, and has published in both fiction and non-fiction markets over the past ten years. She runs her own independent publishing company, Turtle Press, and lives in Maryland, USA.

Table of Contents

Dedication. Acknowledgments. 1. Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate. 2. Growing Up Undiagnosed. 3. Navigating the Social Communication Jungle. 4. A Complicated Relationship with Relationships. 5. Parenting Aspie Style. 6. Rigid and Routine. 7. Sensory Seeking and Sensitivities.8. The Autistic Body. 9. Exploring the Emotional Landscape. 10. Executive Function: The Brain's Control Center. 11. The Dark Side. 12. Redefining Myself. Conclusion.

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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Palegirl More than 1 year ago
"There are few traits that are universal, which makes it hard to write a definitive book about life on the spectrum", Cynthia Kim. It also makes it confusing to tell people about. But books like "Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life" make it a lot easier, both to understand ourselves as Aspies and help others understand us. As I was reading, I probably highlighted something on every page. I kept telling my cat, "That is so me." I took so. many. notes. "Nerdy" covers almost all my traits and quirks. From triggers to sensory overloads (those scented products the world loves - those are torture to me), from insomnia to routines. Executive Function - oh my word! There's a name for my decision-making and problem-solving issues! Catastrophizing to perfectionism (both debilitating). Stims and flat face and routines. Alone versus lonely. And yes, eating the same foods every day. The topics are weighty, but Cynthia makes them inviting, even humorous (i.e. "my face keeps wandering off on its own"). And she also imparts good advice and coping suggestions. Highly recommend!