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The Resource Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison

Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison

Label
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
Title
Be different
Title remainder
adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, the author described growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, he had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In this new book he shares a new batch of stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice, for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels "different", on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. He addresses questions like: How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations; Why manners matter; How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills; How to deal with bullies; When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity; How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage; The message this book puts forth is that every person, Aspergian or not, has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family, and its goal is to help readers and those they love find their path to success
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robison, John Elder
Dewey number
616.85/8832
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R63 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robison, John Elder
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Difference (Psychology)
  • Marginality, Social
  • Individual differences
Label
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1269246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780307884817
Lccn
2010053205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1269246
  • (Sirsi) 1269246
  • (OCoLC)699373859
Label
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers, John Elder Robison
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1269246
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780307884817
Lccn
2010053205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1269246
  • (Sirsi) 1269246
  • (OCoLC)699373859

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