Look Me in the Eye
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Published: 2007
The author describes life growing up different in an odd family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's syndrome, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis.

John Elder Robison's book "Look Me in the Eye" was one of the first books I read while trying to understand what it means to be an adult with High-Functioning Autism. His story is in many ways my own story; smart but quirky and under-achieving as a child, struggling to fit in as an adult, and finally being diagnosed with Asperger's at the age of 40. "Look Me in the Eye" remains one of my most recommended reads on the topic of adult Autism.