READ AUDIOBOOK ✓ Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers - by John Elder Robison

Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers By John Elder Robison,

  • Title: Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
  • Author: John Elder Robison
  • ISBN: 9780307884824
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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 storiesabout 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 advantageEvery 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.
    Be Different My Adventures with Asperger s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians Misfits Families and Teachers 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 d

    One thought on “Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers”

    1. I finished Be Different almost a month ago, but I ve been thinking about it all this time, trying to decide what to write Robison s latest book is as well written and entertaining as his first book, Look Me In the Eye I think I ve hesitated to write about Be Different because I see so much of myself in the anecdotes I see of my son, which makes sense, as he s been diagnosed with Asperger s, but there s a lot of me in there, too Even having acknowledged several months ago that I have some Aspie [...]

    2. I specifically picked this up because it s by the same author as Look Me in the Eye My Life with Asperger s, which was a hilarious, clever and excellently written memoir I stumbled upon earlier this year But, dudes, this book is not as good Nopity nope For starters, it repeats a lot of the stuff in LMitE I growl at repetition, I do, so that was instantly dull reading for me Secondly, he talks about the technical side of Aspergers Autism So things that define a person with ASD But, at the same t [...]

    3. I m an Aspie loving Momma who feels this book must be read by anyone who is personally impacted by Asperger s Syndrome as the Aspie, as a teacher, or as a family member It was tremendously insightful to peek into the reasoning of an Aspergian as a tool toward understanding I have begged my daughter to read it due to the continuing thread throughout the book that an Aspie is truly capable of than the average individual if depression or discouragement is overcome Through relating and acknowledgin [...]

    4. Good overall content, but author fails to acknowledge female readers I didn t expect him to offer dating advice for girls the way he does for boys because he, after all, had never been a girl It would be nice, however, if he didn t alienate female readers entirely in those moments he talked about girls and there were a lot of them especially since this book was purported to function as a guide for all Aspergians and misfits, which I presumed to include females as well as males His son s Aspergia [...]

    5. I felt affirmed by this book, and the highlights I made in the Kindle version are going to be handy bookmarks to remind myself of the author s advice about improving my social awareness All of us in my family are Aspergians to different extents, and the I read makes me realize that my mother also is on the spectrum, which made it difficult for me to get n typical feedback about how to get by when I was growing up Books like these from the autism speaks community including Temple Grandin s Unwri [...]

    6. Eh I wasn t impressed by either the advice given or the writer s description of his life with autism spectrum disorder Granted, he grew up in the 1970s, but his problems with girls seemed to be based in objectifying girls rather than Aspbergers seriously, why do guys, no matter how geeky, neuro atypical, awkward or socially inept, only want to approach the PRETTY girls Why do they all feel they deserve cheerleaders and never look for the girls who are themselves geeky or awkward It s really anno [...]

    7. Be Different Adventures of a Free Range Aspergian by John Elder Robison is a treasure for people on the autism spectrum, their friends, families, teachers, and, maybe, for everyone interested in the different ways people are wired in this world and how that feels from the inside It is also, I suspect, a useful self help book, a sharing from one person on the spectrum to others who might want to figure out how better to live in a neurotypical world with some degree of comfort and happiness.Relati [...]

    8. Having an aspergers son, I found it very helpful in pointing out lots of things too small and detaled to go into here, but it gave me a further insight into how aspie kids view the world and its social rules The author, Being an undiagnosed aspie until he grew up, realised he was different and learned to copy and follow and cope More than that he listened to the things that attracted him and made a career for himself Descriptive, and matter of fact, it s well written and takes you inside the min [...]

    9. So, this was by an aspergian Let me tell you, reading through it, half the stuff, like how to deal with other people, he could have learned from reading Dale Carnegie I m glad to hear that having a diagnosis for his behavioral differences made him feel better about himself, but it seems that he lived his life to the fullest without the diagnosis, and having found out earlier might have changed the way he lived his life, hence he would not have made the strides that he did I also felt that he wro [...]

    10. Review For anyone who has difficulty fitting in, this book is fantastic Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures In a love poem to his wife, Pedro Salinas, the Spanish poet, wrote, Glory to the differences between you and me John Robison teaches us to celebrate differenceslike Salinas did, but also offers clear insight and valuable advice on how to cope with the challenges that being different can create This book transcends the specific case of Asperger s syndrome and is a lesson in human [...]

    11. A book written directly for people with Aspergers and their parents and teachers, to explain how neurotypical people use social skills that can be learned to have satisfying productive lives The author shares many of his life stories with his thoughts and reactions and how others perceived them Then he describes when he decided to work on each of his skills and how he went about it Short chapters move the book along quickly The stories generally show that the repeated efforts of others failed to [...]

    12. Be Different is the second book by American author and Aspergian, John Elder Robison When his memoir, Look Me In The Eye My life With Asperger s became a publishing success, no one was surprised than Robison himself When it began to be adopted by certain schools, Robison was asked for a book with insight into the condition, and Be Different is the result In this book, Robison looks at the quirks of the Aspergian brain that can lead to disability or expertise, depending on how they are handled [...]

    13. Our family has struggled with problems getting help for my son than will fit in this box Finally, after he had serious enough issues, he was hospitalized this Spring There, we received a very helpful diagnosis Asperger s Syndrome It made so much sense At 12 years old, even he, felt a sense of relief This book adds something else to that relief hope and inspiration This is a must read for parents of children on the Spectrum Robison asserts that life gets easier for Aspergians as they get older W [...]

    14. This book gives the first hand account of what it was like growing up with Asperger s syndrome before the diagnosis even existed Robinson, diagnosed with AS at the age of 40, looks at things like fitting in, manners, dating, bullies, emotions and sensory overload to name a few topics and how it is different for him compared to those without AS or neurotypicals He also gives advice and tips for how to be successful As a mother of a teenager with Aspergers, this biography was touching, insightful [...]

    15. This is a very readable The personal stories are at times very funny which makes what could be an uncomfortable subject to some approachable The advice and insights into Aspberger Syndrome are extremely helpful I have given a copy to my Aspberger daughter and very likely Aspberger husband to read I think this book arrived at the right time for my teenaged daughter who is having a horrific time making friends The message that life for someone with Aspbergers only gets better and better with time [...]

    16. Nunca fui t o impactado por um livro Seja pela descri o precisa do fluxo de pensamento do autor, a hist ria rica e detalhada da sua inf ncia ou sua vis o anal tica de din micas sociais, fiquei quase 4h petrificado escutando o que parecia ser a minha pr pria hist ria de vida, contada em terceira pessoa com uma precis o e intimidade assustadores O autor tra a uma narrativa brilhante, que culmina em n o s explicar os desafios e problemas que ele mesmo passou, mas que junta elegantemente uma s rie d [...]

    17. Great book I just finished it, despite not having read his first one, Look Me in the Eye I plan on reading that one soon.I m a fifteen year old with AS, and I really took a lot from this book Several things he described pertained to my symptoms of AS perfectly, such as the dislike of certain sounds when other people made them, but being fine when he made them This is me exactly I found it very insightful, and it gave me immense hope for my future and my occupation after having problems with scho [...]

    18. This is a great book John Elder Robison is a smart man It is so helpful and enlightening to read about why an Aspergian thinks and acts the way he does, and since Mr Robison writes from personal experience, it is an amazing opportunity to step inside his mind He is humorous and straightforward, and this book will stay with me for a long time.

    19. To be fair, I read this right after Look Me in the Eyes which is one of the best biographies I have ever read It was so charming and fresh So when I read this book, which is very good, but straightforward and less entertaining, I rated it lower than it probably deserves I liked the advice at the end of the book the most I am changing my stars to 4.

    20. I really liked his first book, Look Me in the Eye, but this one was just okay I think it would be great for someone that is autistic or has Asperger s, or has a child with it It is mostly about his experiences with it and sort of a handbook on how to handle it.

    21. Loved this book Good basic advice, even for a nypical Here are my favorite quotes LOTS page 34 When you are young, you have not yet made a reputation in your community You re an unknown quantity If you act strange, people will be very wary because they don t know what to make of youLater in life, once you build a reputation for competence, the same strange behavior will be dismissed as harmless eccentricity So the stuff that gets you chased out of town at sixteen gets laughed off at forty six In [...]

    22. This is the third book I have read by John Elder Robison, after Switched On and Look me in the Eye The book is essentially a survival guide for people with Aspergers, and I decided to read it because while I was reading Look me in the Eye , I found many of the author s life experiences to be so similar to my own that I concluded I am probably at least moderately Asbergerian Specifically, the author talks about having intense interests that eventually enable him to be successful, but at the same [...]

    23. I picked this up after reading his earlier autobiography, Look Me in the Eye I like Robison s dry, humorous tone Reading his book is like having a conversation with a very straightforward, honest, and direct person His writing has allowed me to clearly understand the way Aspergian people perceive the world Though it does become a bit repetitive at times, overall it is a worthy read.

    24. Ascertain keys to life.Builds on Look Me In The Eye Meant to be a self help guide for Aspergians I found it useful for insights into the Aspergian mind actions and outlook Don t know how useful it might be to Aspergians or their parents, but I found it helpful Recommend.

    25. How to be different and succeed Enjoyed this book so much I can only feel admiration and respect for John and his journey We can learn so much from him and his challenges and his success in all aspects of life Cheers

    26. I liked the discussion of the scientific reasons behind Aspergerian behavior but grew weary of a lot of the personal stories that the author told I think that I may check out his first book since it focuses on childhood behaviors.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *