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Look Me in the Eye NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Sweet And Funny And Sad And True And Heartfelt A Memoir As One Could Find From The Foreword By Augusten Burroughs Ever Since He Was Young, John Robison 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 And Stick His Younger Brother, Augusten Burroughs, In Them Had Earned Him The Label Social Deviant It Was Not Until He Was Forty That He Was Diagnosed With A Form Of Autism Called Asperger S Syndrome That Understanding Transformed The Way He Saw Himself And The World A Born Storyteller, Robison Has Written A Moving, Darkly Funny Memoir About A Life That Has Taken Him From Developing Exploding Guitars For KISS To Building A Family Of His Own It S A Strange, Sly, Indelible Account Sometimes Alien Yet Always Deeply Human.


10 thoughts on “Look Me in the Eye

  1. says:

    I am interested in the Asperger s continuum, so when I heard about this memoir written by Augusten Burroughs s brother I added it to mywish list The title leads one to believe that the book is about the author s life with Asperger s, but that s a little misleading The book is about his life in general and very little is devoted to how Asperger s influenced his life at all ages I wanted to read a memoir about growing up within a dysfunctional family and also having a condition that I am interested in the Asperger s continuum, so when I heard about this memoir written by Augusten Burroughs s ...


  2. says:

    Asperger s Syndrome is a form of autism that affects social interaction, communication skills and may also cause physical clumsiness For example, it may prevent a person from displaying emotion and may cause them to make inappropriate or odd comments The author Robison had it undiagnosed for most of his life Robison is also the older brother of Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs One interesting element of this book is that Robison describes some of the same events as Burroughs, Asperger s Syndrome is a form of autism that affects social interaction, communication skills and may also cause physical clumsiness For example, it may prevent a person from displaying emotion and may cause them to make inappropriate or odd comments The author Robison had it undiagnosed for most of his life Robison is also the older brother of Running with Scissors author Augusten Burroughs One interesting element of this book is that Robison describes some of the same events as Burroughs, but from the older brother perspective Same dysfunctional family, same neurotic mom and same violent, alcoholic dad but Look Me in the Eye is told from his damaged perspective And where Running with Scissors was a funny, but absurd parade of grotesques, Look Me in the Eye is a balanced, clear, simple, well written account of ...


  3. says:

    In a day when a cure is expected for nearly every ailment, flaw or disorder, I was struck by John Elder Robinson s assertion that those with Asperger s Syndrome, a neurobiological disorder on the autism spectrum that the author lived with undiagnosed until he was forty, needs no cure only understanding.John Elder Robinson starts his story with his earliest memories a failed attempt to make friends in a sandbox and meanders through his shame at being called a deviant and a psychopath because h In a day when a cure is expected for nearly every ailment, flaw or disorder, I was struck by John Elder Robinson s assertion that those with Asperger s Syndrome, a neurobiological disorder on the autism spectrum that the author lived with undiagnosed until he was forty, needs no cure only understanding.John Elder Robinson starts his story with his earliest memories a failed attempt to make friends in a sandbox and meanders through his shame at being called a deviant and a psychopath because he avoided eye contact although his explanation about how he still doesn t understand most people s need to stare at somebody s eyeball while speaking to them is hilarious , leaving home in the middle of his teenage years, finding himself as part of the 70s rock scene and creating flaming guitars for KISS, faking his way through a...


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    Look me in the eyes, young man Nobody trusts a man who won t look them in the eye You look like a criminal I ve read about people like you They have no expression because they have no feeling Some of the worst murderers in history were sociopaths These are just some of the things John Elder Robison heard as a young boy, decades before a friend handed him a book about Asperger s Syndrome and told him, This book describes you exactly Hearing these predictions made Robison withdraw eve Look me in the eyes, young man Nobody trusts a man who won...


  5. says:

    I had no idea John Robison was Augusten Burrough s brother He gives the foreword in the book This is a really sad story of a boy s childhood He had family with troubles, kids and people that were mean They didn t know he had something like he had and people didn t understand most of that stuff back then They don t even understand it now A lot of people are just mean Just because someone has any kind of mental or medical issue doesn t mean there is something wrong with them They are not m I had no idea John Robison was Augusten Burrough s brother He gives the foreword in the book This is a really sad story of a boy s childhood He had family with troubles, kids and people that were mean They didn t know he had something like he had and people didn t understand most of that stuff back then They don t even understand it now A lot of people are just mean Just because so...


  6. says:

    I bought this book on a whim so that my order would get free shipping from .com I was quickly horrified to learn that the author is the real life brother of Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors I did not enjoy that memoir at all Go read my review of it so see what exactly I hated, if you re so curious But I decided that I would try not to hold Robison s family against him and read his book.I have to admit, given my son s placement on the autism spectrum, books that app I bought this book on a whim so that my order would get free shipping from .com I was quickly horrified to learn that the author is the real life brother of Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors I did not enjoy that memoir at all Go read my review of it so see what exactly I hated, if you re so curious But I decided that I would try not to hold Robison s family against him and read his book.I have to admit, given my son s placement on the autism spectrum, books that approach that subject matter spark my interest Robison s memoir focuses on his view of the world as a person living with Asperger s, and for a very large portion of his life, without a dianosis So many moments I saw characteristics common to my son, and it made me consider that raising of such a child It s...


  7. says:

    Before I read John Elder Robison s LOOK ME IN THE EYE MY LIFE WITH ASPERGER S, I knew enough about the syndrome and about my brother to mentally peel off the Asperger s label that my mother stuck on my late brother Nevertheless, I wanted access to the interior of someone with Asperger s Yes, I was well aware of the fact that it s not a one size fits all syndrome and that looking at people and experiences through Robison s eyes wouldn t enable me to prove the unprovable Having no interest i Before I read John Elder Robison s LOOK ME IN THE EYE MY LIFE WITH ASPERGER S, I knew...


  8. says:

    OKAY THIS WAS GLORIOUS I m always nervous of memoirs and, particularly, adult booksbecause I am Peter Pan, okay I am not growing into adult books. Return me to the children s aisle ASAP ahem BUT This was so easy to read and funny and engaging and interesting and I basically did not want to put it down I was doing the whole oh onechapter and I ll go to bedum, just onejust oneAddictive yes.Also it s by someone with Asperger s so you know all his memories and OKAY THIS WAS GLORIOUS I m always nervous of memoirs and, particularly, adult booksbecause I am Peter Pan, okay I am not growing into adult books. Return me to the children s aisle ASAP ahem BUT This was so easy to read and funny and engaging and interesting and I basically did not want to put it down I was doing the whole oh onechapter and I ll go to bedum, just onejust oneAddictive yes.Also it s by someone with Asperger s so you know all his memories and feelings and experiences are 100% true unlike some other awful AS books I ve readugh let s not even talk about them And I think this gives you a fantastic view of how being Aspergic is sometimes an invisible thing and it can affect your life 100% but people just assume you re being belligerent or annoying or, as was John Elder s experience, most likely to end up a serial killer despite him being a very non violent person SO THIS BOOK IS JUST GRAND, OKAY The only part I didn t like was in the middle It lagged a lot ...


  9. says:

    very funny book describes bits and pieces of Asperger s, but it is not a book about Asperger s It is a very funny life story of someone who understands that there are social s, but has to eventually learn to do them and even as an adult remind himself to follow them I say that it is funny because he is very light hearted about his trials and tribulations.One thing he mentions about asperger s is the autistic spectrum, and that with his strong memories of himself as a child, he strongly fe very funny book describes bits and pieces of Asperger s, but it is not a book about Asperger s It is a very funny life story of someone who understands that there are social s, but has to eventually learn to do them and even as an adult remind himself to follow them I say that it is...


  10. says:

    Reviewing this book will be a complex affair I gave it four stars but I wouldn t say I liked or enjoyed it It was certainly educational, about Aspies yes, but also about humanity in general The book often made me angry, however, with its characteristic habits which I find among normal men as well as Aspies of blowing off anything that he personally wasn t interested in or good at as unimportant and by chronically lumping all normal people as possessing certain characteristics Ma Reviewing this book will be a complex affair I gave it four stars but I wouldn t say I liked or enjoyed it It was certainly educational, about Aspies yes, but also about humanity in ...