Be Different : Adventures of a Free-range Aspergian

Author(s): John Elder Robison


The author of Look Me In The Eye returns, with endearing stories and actionable advice that will help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and work on the things that hold them back in life. With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not just disability. He offers stories from his own life and the lives of other Aspergians to give the reader a window into the Aspergian mind. Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Aspergians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognising, their often remarkable gifts.


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John Elder Robison is the older brother of Augusten Burroughs, the bestselling author of Running with Scissors. An electronics whiz who began his career creating showstopping special effects for the rock band Kiss, Robison has never let Asperger's stand in his way: he now has a successful business restoring vintage cars.

General Fields

  • : 9781864712315
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Bantam
  • : 0.4
  • : March 2011
  • : 233mm X 156mm X 24mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Elder Robison
  • : Paperback
  • : 4-Nov
  • : 616.8588320092
  • : 304