Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison.
(XOT Robis 2007)
This book is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger’s at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as “defective,” who could not avail himself of KISS’s endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people’s given names (he calls his wife “Unit Two”). Ultimately, this is the story of Robison’s journey from his world into ours, and his new life as a husband, father, and successful small business owner—repairing his beloved high-end automobiles. Pp. 304.
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