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Look Me in the Eye

Book Description
Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an 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)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and 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. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

Reviews

“Lean, powerful in its descriptive accuracy and engaging in its understated humor…Emotionally gripping.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Deeply felt and often darkly funny, Look Me in the Eye is a delight.”
-People (Critic’s Choice)

“A fantastic life story told with grace, humor, and a bracing lack of sentimentality.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“A wild roller-coaster ride through John Robison’s life…Should be on the reading list of anyone who is interested in the human mind.”
-Temple Grandin

About the Author
John Elder Robison lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. His company, J E Robison Service, repairs and restores fine European automobiles. He is active on many boards and committees, including those of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, Autism Speaks, and a number of universities and colleges

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