Be Different

  • by John Elder Robison
  • Narrated by John Elder Robison
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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 reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Heartwarming and empathetic in its own way

I found this book heartwarming and empathetic in its own way, many times I had to laugh thinking, how true maybe it would be a more straight forward world to live in with people if we were all a bit on the AS spectrum. As a psychotherapist working with AS I found it very insightful and helpful in my work as well as to recommend to some of my clients. Thank you John Elder!
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- Lara

Highly recommended

This is an outstanding insight into Aspergers. Invaluable knowledge which should be shared. Entertaining, thoughtful and inspirational, would highly recommend.
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- Angelina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio