Atypical

Atypical

Life With Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

Book - 2010
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The poignant, funny, and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

'Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats.'

Thus begins the charming, insightful, and memorable story of Jesse Saperstein. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism, Jesse has struggled since childhood with many of the hallmark challenges of his condition-from social awkwardness and self-doubt to extreme difficulty with change and managing his emotions.

He has also worked hard to understand and make the most of his AS- developing his keen curiosity and sense of humor, closely observing the world around him, and most of all, helping others with AS to better cope and even thrive. Told with endearing and unflinching honesty, Jesse brings his unique perspective to the circumstances of his life and his condition.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book, c2010
ISBN: 9780399535727
0399535721
Characteristics: xiv, 223 p. ; 21 cm

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MikeinShaker May 21, 2011

Saperstein gives the most realistic look into the day and life of a person diagnosed with autisms (aspergers to be exact). His has a briliant way with vocabulary and has no shame talking about the most difficult times.

As an educator I feel this book is a must read for anyone who works with children on the spectrum.

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