For anyone who has difficulty fitting in, this book is fantastic.
Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
In a love poem to his wife, Pedro Salinas, the Spanish poet, wrote, Glory to the differences / between you and me. John Robison teaches us tocelebrate differences
like Salinas did, but also offers clear insight and valuableadvice on how to cope with the challenges that being different can create.This book transcends the specific case of Asperger s syndrome andis a lesson in humanity and the human condition.
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical Schooland Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Anyone with Asperger s, if not everyone else, will derive knowledge andpleasure from the wonderful stories told in John Elder Robison s newest book, Be Different. Clearly, John is one of our community s leading voices.
Michael John Carley, author of Asperger s from the Inside Outand executive director of GRASP and ASTEP
Be Different is a fascinating and unique guide for young peoplewho may be struggling with autism and feel out of sync with theworld around them. John shares personal insights about growing up, feeling apart from his peers, and learning to modify his socializing skillsand harness his gifts to discover his path to a successful life.
Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks
Robison offers down-to-earth life advice for his Aspie peers and their friends, families, and teachers...recommended reading for anyone seeking to understand Aspergian children and adults "Kirkus"
" ...provides incredibly helpful advice to families learning to live with these challenges. Robison s clear writing provides substantial insight into the mind of someone whose disorder makes clarity very, very difficult...a valuable read."" --Booklist
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