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    • 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 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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 reader 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You have to BE an Aspie to see the full value

    • By SHEILA on 08-17-12
    • 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 5 mins
    • Release date: 03-22-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 218 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Raising Cubby

    • A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives
    • By: John Elder Robison
    • Narrated by: John Elder Robison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn’t a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 40, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. When his son, Cubby, asked, “Where did I come from?” John said he’d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would “do all chores”. He read electrical engineering manuals to Cubby at bedtime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightened

    • By Joy on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Look Me in the Eye

    • My Life with Asperger's
    • By: John Elder Robison
    • Narrated by: John Elder Robison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits, an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes, had earned him the label "social deviant". No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding Asperger's

    • By Ashley on 11-17-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Switched On

    • A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening
    • By: John Elder Robison, Alvaro Pascual-Leon - introduction, Marcel Just - afterword
    • Narrated by: John Elder Robison
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    John Elder Robison's best-selling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, is one of the most beloved accounts of life with autism. In Switched On, Robison shares the second part of his journey, pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery as he undergoes an experimental brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation. TMS drastically changes Robison's life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Transcendent Experience

    • By Gretchen SLP on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $28.00