Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
- Publish Date: 2008-09-09
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John Elder Robison
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
âAs sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.â âfrom the foreword by Augusten Burroughs
Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habitsâan inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)âhad earned him the label âsocial deviant.â It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Aspergerâs syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himselfâand the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. Itâs a strange, sly, indelible accountâsometimes alien yet always deeply human.