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Look Me in the Eye

My Life with Asperger’s

A book by John Elder Robinson.

This book is an autobiography of a man who has Asperger’s syndrome. He tells the story of his childhood and adulthood, and how the diagnosis has helped him understand himself and the world around him.

John Robison was a social outcast as a teenager but found solace in machines. Robison has Asperger’s syndrome and has always struggled to connect with other people. As a teenager, his odd habits earned him the label of “social deviant.” He has always been more comfortable around machines than people, and he has found success as an inventor and engineer.

Robison was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 40, which helped him to understand himself and the world better. In “Look Me in the Eye,” Robison tells the story of his life with Asperger’s syndrome and how it has affected him. He talks about how he was able to find success in his career as an engineer despite his difficulties with communication. Robison’s book, Look Me in the Eye, is the story of his struggle to find a place in the world as a man with Asperger’s Syndrome.

He dropped out of high school and became a self-taught engineer, eventually creating the fire-breathing guitars for the band KISS. He later took a job with a major toy company, but found the work unsatisfying and left to start his own business. Robison tells the story of his life with Asperger’s Syndrome, from his early childhood to his adulthood. He details the challenges he faced and how he coped with them, as well as his relationships with his family, friends, and the famous rock band KISS.

Look Me in the Eye is a story of John Elder Robinson’s journey, and his life as a husband, father, and successful business owner—repairing his beloved high-end automobiles.


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