• Be Different

  • Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers
  • By: John Elder Robison
  • Narrated by: John Elder Robison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (337 ratings)

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Be Different

By: John Elder Robison
Narrated by: John Elder Robison
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Publisher's summary

The author of the New York Times best-selling Look Me in the Eye returns to help Aspergians, and even ordinary geeks, embrace being different and fix the things that hold them back in life.

With his usual honesty, dry wit, and unapologetic eccentricity, John Robison argues that Asperger's is about difference, not disability. In this book he offers stories from his own life and from the lives of other Aspergians to give the listener a window into the Aspergian mind.

Equally important, he offers practical advice - to Aspergians, their parents, and educators - on how Asperians can improve the weak communication and social skills that keep them from taking full advantage of, or even recognizing, their often remarkable gifts.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 John Elder Robison (P)2011 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"An essential guidebook for anyone who has difficulty fitting in. It will help all the creative, quirky, geeky, and wonderfully different kids to become successful in life. This book is fantastic." (Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures)