I have a child with aspergers and this book helped me understand how he thinks and how to better relate to him and focus on his amazing gifts. Also this is a great story of how to be happy with ones own life.
Curious incident of dog in the nighttime
This book was not what I was looking for as it relates to Asperger's, The author tells his life story as a person with Asperger's, but I found very little actual information on Asperger's through out the book. I wanted more personal information on how an Aspergian thinks, feels, and why they act they way they do. The beginning of the book gave me some of this insight, how as a child he acted and reacted, but then there wasn't much more information that I was looking for. I am happy for the author that he is a success in the music industry, I was just wanting more specific information on Asperger's.
Listening to the story was upbeat and yet covered a serious subject and John told about his life effected by Aspergers. After reading his brother's book a was a bit concerned it might be to extreme but it really helps define Aspergers and how one can have a happy life. As I couldn't help laughing at many parts in the book. Loved listening to the story!
The funny vignettes into John's life.
Mark's voice was pleasing and helped lend to the emotion of the story.
I would have loved to listen in one sitting but I never have the amount of time. I did turn it on whenever I could!!!!
I have already recommended this book to friends.
The direct, straight forward description of the author's experiences as an 'Apergian.'
Did a great job of using inflection to provide 'feeling' to the written word
When he met the therapist and realized he was 'ok' as he is.
Silly me. Reading a book written by someone with Aspbergers would, necessarily, not call for deep reflection or revelation - just the kinds of things I most enjoy about autobiographies. So while I didn't love this, I do think it did a good job of delivering on its promise, and was a laudable effort.
I think they are both great.. The audio version does give it a little more voice.
The inflection in his voice really helped you identify with the author. I have heard interviews with the author and Mark did a great job capturing Mr. Robison words.
This book really allows the reader into e complicated mind of aspergians. I really felt like I had a better understanding of the unique mind of a person with aspergers.
Buy this book. Read it and you will also want to share it.
Just a little autistic zombie girl.
I really enjoyed this book. I've read it quite a few times.
I love listening to John's time with KISS and some of his other adventures. It is always an experience for someone with Asperger's to listen to someone else with Asperger's and say "Yeah, I'm not so weird!"
I enjoyed this reader.
No. It's easy to put down and pick up.
If you ever have the chance to go see John speak, you should. His experiences are wonderful and pretty unique.
I can't finish this book. Despite my love of rock-n-roll, when the book reached this point I lost interest.