Be different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

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display_description In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind.

In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a time when the diagnosis didn't exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact.
By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life.
In each story, he offers practical advice for anyone who feels "different" on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like:
• How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations
• Why manners matter
• How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills
• How to deal with bullies
• When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity
• How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage
Every person has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.
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title Be different : Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers
title_display Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
title_full Be Different Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers, Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers / John Elder Robison
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title_sort be different adventures of a free-range aspergian with practical advice for aspergians, misfits, families & teachers
title_sub Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers
topic Asperger's syndrome, Difference (Psychology), Education, Family & Relationships, Individual differences, Marginality, Social, Nonfiction, Psychology, Robison, John Elder
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