Thursday, November 5, 2009

Book Review - Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's


Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is John Elder Robison's funny and poignant account of his own experience of Asperger's. the memoir is humorous and bold.

Donna Chavez of Booklist writes, "Robison's memoir is must reading for its unblinking (as only an Aspergian can) glimpse into the life of a person who had to wait decades for the medical community to catch up with him."

Recommended reading.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great book, though I think the humor is a bit much. Just getting the public educated seems good to me. I'm just not sure if we have another Augusten Burroughs on our hands.

Anonymous said...

I think this book is great because I grew up feeling many of the ways Robison describes. It's just nice to see my experience in print, whether it gets rave reviews or not.

artichoke said...

Robison is quick-witted, which you'd better be if you want to be happy as an Aspie. I disagree that his humor is a bit much.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the audio version of this book! My Aspie has recognised many similarities with the writing. I would recommend it to anyone.