Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye

My Life With Asperger's

Large Print - 2007
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Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Aspergers at a time when the diagnosis simply didnt exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes readers inside the head of a boy who teachers and other adults regarded as defective. Its a strange, sly, indelible account; sometimes alien yet always deeply human.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Thomson Gale, [2007]
Edition: Unabridge large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781410403063
Branch Call Number: 362.196858832 ROBIS
Characteristics: 461 pages
Alternative Title: My life with Asperger's


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Feb 19, 2017

An entertaining read. Very insightful. Helps you understand the life of a person with aspergers from the inside out. Recommended read.

Jul 07, 2016

I liked reading it. The last few chapters bored me though.

Apr 21, 2016

I need 5 copies for next week. Please send all copies to the Sierra Mesa Library branch. Thank you

Apr 14, 2016

Any book that can take you inside the mind of someone with Asperger's, when you have a family member with it, is valuable in my opinion. An enjoyable read.

Oct 19, 2015

A good story of one man's struggle with "being different" and with no support, but surviving and thriving in the end. A good look into perceptions of a person with Asperger's

Feb 13, 2013

I enjoyed the first part of the book where Robison describes growing up with autism from his point of view and reflects on how that view point is different from people not on the austism spectrum. Yet I felt the latter part of the book felt rushed and repetative.

Jul 16, 2012

This book truly helped me understand and sympathize with what's it's like to be Aspergian.

Jun 13, 2012

My sister recommended I read Look Me in the Eye. She also grew up as an undiagnosed Aspergian, like the author. He gives insight into how hard it was growing up misunderstood and how he struggled with why he couldn't be "normal". He talks a little at the end about what a relief it was when he was finally diagnosed, he finally had an explanation for why he was different, which is very similar to what my sister felt when she was diagnosed. He also talks very candidly about growing up the son of abusive alcoholics and how his mother's struggle with her own mental illness affected him.
My only criticism is I kind of lost interest for a little while in the middle because he talked a lot about going on tour with KISS and working for a toy company and different pranks he pulled. They were good stories, but I felt like his writing in these parts lost a little of the personal tone that made the rest of the book so powerful.
I think everyone, not just people who have or know someone who has Asperger's, should read this book to gain an understanding of people who act a little different.

Donnalee Smith May 16, 2012

I'd read this book because I have a family member with Asperger's, but this is a fascinating story in its own right. This book is often funny, sometimes sad, but it is an always fascinating book for looking at the world from someone else's perspective. The connection to the Running With Scissors family may be an added bonus for some people, and the connection to classic rock bands like Kiss and PInk Floyd may be an added bonus for some other readers.

dotdeangelo Feb 10, 2012

Since I love his brother's work I was already half sold before I started the read. Turned out to like it much.

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Jun 13, 2012

"Asperger's is not a disease. It's a way of being. There is no cure, nor is there a need for one."

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