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Be Different - Adventures of a Free-range Aspergian With Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers

John Elder Robison

"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome 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 Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice-for Aspergians and indeed 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, Aspergian or not, 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. Includes a bonus PDF with additional reading and resources

"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome 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 Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice-for Aspergians and indeed 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, Aspergian or not, 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. Includes a bonus PDF with additional reading and resources
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"I believe those of us with Asperger's are here for a reason, and we have much to offer. This book will help you bring out those gifts." In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Asperger's syndrome 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 Be Different, Robison shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Aspergian mind. In each story, he offers practical advice-for Aspergians and indeed 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, Aspergian or not, 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. Includes a bonus PDF with additional reading and resources

Language:

English

Length:

6h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:39


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:30


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:09


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:34