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    DescriptionFrom the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits - an inclination to blurt out non-sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. It didn't help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome - a form of autism - at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris, who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller.


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    Title
    Look Me in the Eye
    Subtitle
    My Life with Asperger's
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Elder Robison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 215 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091926335
    ISBN 10: 0091926335
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: VFJD
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022020, BIO026000
    DC22: 616.8588320092
    BIC subject category V2: MJNA
    Thema V1.0: VFJD, MKJA, DNBA
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Robison lives with his wife and son in Amherst, Massachusetts. His company, J E Robison Service, repairs and restores classic cars such as Jaguars, Land Rovers, Rolls Royces and Bentleys. His website is www.johnrobison.com.
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    John Robison lives with his wife and son in Amherst, Massachusetts. His company, J E Robison Service, repairs and restores classic cars such as Jaguars, Land Rovers, Rolls Royces and Bentleys. His website is www.johnrobison.com.