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The Resource Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's, John Elder Robison

Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's, John Elder Robison

Label
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's
Title
Look me in the eye
Title remainder
my life with Asperger's
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison
Title variation
Look me in the eye
Title variation remainder
my life with Aspergers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits had earned him the label "social deviant." No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent evenings drunk. No wonder he gravitated to machines, which could be counted on. His savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS, for whom he created their legendary fire-breathing guitars. Later, he drifted into a "real" job, as an engineer for a major toy company. But the higher Robison rose, the more he had to pretend to be "normal" and do what he simply couldn't: communicate. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told him he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way Robison saw himself--and the world.--From publisher description
Summary
The author describes life growing up different in an odd family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's syndrome, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
195510
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robison, John Elder
Dewey number
  • 362.196/8588320092
  • B
  • 616.8588
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R635 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robison, John Elder
  • Asperger's syndrome
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my life with Asperger's
Label
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's, John Elder Robison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-457)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little misfit -- A permanent playmate -- Empathy -- A trickster is born -- I find a Porsche -- The nightmare years -- Assembly required -- The dogs begin to fear me -- I drop out of high school -- Collecting the trash -- The flaming washtub -- I'm in prison with the band -- The big time -- The first smoking guitar -- The ferry to Detroit -- One with the machine -- Rock and roll all night -- A real job -- A visit from management -- Logic vs. small talk -- Being young executives -- Becoming normal -- I get a bear cub -- A diagnosis at forty -- Montagoonians -- Units one through three -- Married life -- Winning at basketball -- My life as a train
Control code
4455397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410403063
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166317502
  • (OCoLC)166317502
Label
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's, John Elder Robison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-457)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little misfit -- A permanent playmate -- Empathy -- A trickster is born -- I find a Porsche -- The nightmare years -- Assembly required -- The dogs begin to fear me -- I drop out of high school -- Collecting the trash -- The flaming washtub -- I'm in prison with the band -- The big time -- The first smoking guitar -- The ferry to Detroit -- One with the machine -- Rock and roll all night -- A real job -- A visit from management -- Logic vs. small talk -- Being young executives -- Becoming normal -- I get a bear cub -- A diagnosis at forty -- Montagoonians -- Units one through three -- Married life -- Winning at basketball -- My life as a train
Control code
4455397
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410403063
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007033775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166317502
  • (OCoLC)166317502

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