Stuff Aspergers Like: A Humorous View of Asperger's Syndrome book is now available
Stuff Asperger's Like is a collection of over 100 short essays that humorously describe Asperger's, a form of high-functioning autism.
Stuff Aspergers Like explores what being an Aspie (nickname among those in the culture) means. From socialization and communication to education to work to relationships, there are plenty of anecdotes and pop culture references to illustrate traits that surface in everyday interactions.
Whether you're on the spectrum or know someone who is, this humorous collection of tongue-in-cheek essays will entertain and educate.
Thirteen chapters include:
Socialization, Conversation and Communication: Eye contact, interacting in groups, grasping the use of slang, need for alone time and electronic communication
Work: School and Environment: Motivation, perfectionism, teamwork, career choices
Relationships: Marrying and partnering, conception of love, interaction with children, dating and foreign love interests
Thoughts and Their Processes: Literal interpretation, figuring out what people mean, small details versus the big picture, abstract versus concrete thinking
Hobbies/Special Interests/Leisure Activities: Solo athletics, cultural interests (language, foreign countries), tech culture, facts and trivia
Education and Learning: Higher education, learning you're an Asperger
Sensory Issues: Noise, light, touch
Morals, Principles and Values: Developing morals, determining authority, integrity and self-governance
Emotions and the Touchy Feely: Managing emotion
Planning and Organizing: Appointments, lists and other miscellaneous planning tools
Pop Culture: Famous Aspies, media and TV examples
Daily Living: Structure and routine, meal planning, wardrobe planning
Identity: Aspie culture
About J.F. Browne
J.F. Browne is behind the blog stuffaspergerpeoplelike.com, which began as a series of posts listing what Aspergers are "like" or traits that define the group and culture. It has recently expanded into posts about the latest news about those on the spectrum.
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