August 02, 2007
LJ Talks to John Elder Robison
Reviewed the first book by John Elder Robinson, Look Me in the Eye. This book is Robinson's autobiography of living with Asperger's Syndrome and not really knowing it. Robinson is the brother of Augusten Burroughs, the author of Running with Scissors.
This is the intro to the interview -
We think of Asperger’s syndrome (considered a milder form of autism) as a disability that prevents someone from leading a full life. But can it be a disability if you don’t know you have it? John Elder Robison, older brother of Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors), was self-diagnosed with Asperger’s in his forties but not before he built a successful business, designed pyrotechnical guitars for KISS and had a family. All this and more are chronicled in his satisfying biography, Look Me in the Eye (see the review in LJ 8/07). LJ reviewer Corey Seeman (Kresge Business Administration Library University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) sat down with Robison to discuss how Asperger’s has affected his life.
To catch the questions and answers, please to the Library Journal Site.. I think the review will be up later. It was a great book.
Posted by cseeman at August 2, 2007 08:12 AM