Look Me in the Eye Book
Score: 4
From 97 Ratings

Look Me in the Eye


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307405722

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Look Me in the Eye Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

Look Me in the Eye Book

Look Me in the Eye


  • Author : Caryl Wyatt
  • Publisher : CCB Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771430982

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Look Me in the Eye Excerpt :

Caryl’s story is a rare gift as it provides insight into an epidemic that brews behind closed doors in more homes than we would care to imagine. If statistics are accurate (the prevalence of abuse is much higher because domestic violence is notoriously under-reported), then up to 25% of the female population suffers abuse at home every week. In fact, as much as 80% of violence against women is at the hands of the men who supposedly love them. If we care at all for our humanity, society as a whole needs to take up Caryl’s mantra of Abuse Is No Excuse. Few understand the nature or the power of abuse and why someone chooses to stay in an ongoing abusive relationship. However, in reading Caryl’s story, she allows us to put ourselves in her place and we are left to wonder if we would have been able to do it any differently given her history and her reality. This is the gift that Caryl brings with her story and the honest way in which it is told--she makes it possible to move outside of ourselves and our own realities, judgments and prejudices so that we are able to walk the journey of another. This is a rare opportunity to truly live the life of a victim of abuse and to understand--from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation. Caryl falsely believed she was powerless to leave. Out on the street with no money, without work and nowhere to go, after a failed third marriage, she didn’t make the choice to leave--but she did make the choice to survive. Caryl chose to learn and understand the nature of domestic violence, its root and its cure. All addictions are one-day-at-a-time journeys to recovery--join Caryl on hers. Praise received for Look Me in the Eye “One of the best personal odyssey stories I have ever read.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love “Look Me in the Eye is a rare opportunity for us to truly ‘live’ the life of a victim of Domestic Violence, and to understand from a safe vantage point--the powerlessnes

Look Me in the Eye Book

Look Me in the Eye


  • Author : Barbara Macdonald
  • Publisher : Spinsters Ink
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106017517886

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Look Me in the Eye Excerpt :

This classic book deals with ageism, feminism, lesbian relationships and how society treats them. It combines personal experience of ageing with groundbreaking feminist theory. This new, expanded edition includes a tribute to Barbara Macdonald by Lise Weil. Barbara died at the age of 86 in June, 2000, and LOOK ME IN THE EYE shows the impact her work has had on understanding women and ageing.

Look at Me Look at Me Book

Look at Me Look at Me


  • Author : Sophia Gallagher
  • Publisher : Thunder Child Productions, LLC DBA Puppyducks
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN 10 : 0996794905

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Look at Me Look at Me Excerpt :

Eye contact is the key to communication. This book was designed to help foster the development of eye contact in children to better enhance their communication. Eye contact is often difficult for children with developmental disorders. It has been proven to cultivate eye contact in a fun way for the reader and caregiver.

Running with Scissors Book
Score: 3
From 3,918 Ratings

Running with Scissors


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429902523

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Running with Scissors Excerpt :

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Looking White People in the Eye Book

Looking White People in the Eye


  • Author : Sherene Razack
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0802078982

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Looking White People in the Eye Excerpt :

Examining the classroom discussion of equity issues and legal cases involving immigration and sexual violence, Razack addresses how non-white women are viewed, and how they must respond, in classrooms and courtrooms.

Look Into My Eyes  Asperger s  Hypnosis and Me Book

Look Into My Eyes Asperger s Hypnosis and Me


  • Author : Dan Jones
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781326917609

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Look Into My Eyes Asperger s Hypnosis and Me Excerpt :

Look Into My Eyes is an autobiography of one man's life through the lens of Asperger's syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder. This second edition includes a chapter written by the authors wife about what it is like to be in a relationship with an someone with Asperger's Syndrome, she shares both the positive aspects, and the challenges. As a small child Dan Jones knew he was different to other children, they would want to play football and interact with each other, he would want to crawl around searching for snails keeping himself to himself. Dan found his own coping strategies to manage his anxieties, discovering meditation as an eight year old, and hypnosis as a teenager. This book offers a rare insight into what it is like to live with Asperger's. Dan has a unique perspective; not only does he have Asperger's, but a large part of his professional life has been spent working with people with autism spectrum disorder and their carers.

Look Me in the Eye Book
Score: 4
From 93 Ratings

Look Me in the Eye


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307396181

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Look Me in the Eye Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

Don t Look in His Eyes Book

Don t Look in His Eyes


  • Author : Jonathan Chase
  • Publisher : Academy of Hypnotic Arts
  • Release Date : 2007-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780954709839

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Don t Look in His Eyes Excerpt :

Don't Look In His Eyes - how to be a confident original hypnotist is the simple way to learn hypnosis. With simple illustrated inductions to the uses of hypnosis with hypnotic symbolism. "From one hypnotist to another: Having got hold of a copy of this book, you are going to learn about hypnosis today. You are going to learn what it is all about and you are going to have fun doing so. Read. Enjoy. Read again." --Adam Eason

Raising Cubby Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Raising Cubby


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307884862

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Raising Cubby Excerpt :

The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Instead of a speech about the birds and the bees, he told his son, Cubby, that he'd bought him at the Kid Store—and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would “do all chores.” While other parents played catch with their kids, John taught Cubby to drive the family's antique Rolls-Royce. Still, Cubby seemed to be turning out pretty well, at least until school authorities decided that he was dumb and stubborn—the very same thing John had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger’s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant and curious chemist—smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring federal agents calling. With Cubby facing a felony trial—and up to sixty years in prison—both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally accepting that being “on the spectrum” is both a challenge and a unique gift.

Be Different Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Be Different


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2011-03-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307884831

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Be Different Excerpt :

In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a time when the diagnosis didn’t exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In each story, he offers practical advice for anyone who feels “different” on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: • How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations • Why manners matter • How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills • How to deal with bullies • When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity • How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.

Switched On Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Switched On


  • Author : John Elder Robison
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812996906

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Switched On Excerpt :

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind? In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next. Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight. Praise for Switch

Aging and Your Eyes Book

Aging and Your Eyes


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Eye
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D021068785

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Never Look an American in the Eye Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Never Look an American in the Eye


  • Author : Okey Ndibe
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616957612

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Never Look an American in the Eye Excerpt :

The author of Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain tells his own immigrant’s tale, where what is lost in translation is often as hilarious as it is harrowing. Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just thirteen days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.