Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Elder Robison
Narrator: John Elder Robison
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Non-Fiction, Educational, Psychology
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: March 2011
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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The author of the @lt;i@gt;New York Times@lt;/i@gt; bestselling @lt;i@gt;Look Me in the Eye@lt;/i@gt; returns to help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and fix the things that hold them back in life.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book he offers stories from his own life and from 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 recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.

Author Details

Author Details

Robison, John Elder

JOHN ELDER ROBISON lives with his wife and son in Amherst, Massachusetts. His company, J E Robison Service, repairs and restores fine European automobiles. Visit his website at