Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

Atypical Life with Asperger s in Chapters The poignant funny and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who

  • Title: Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters
  • Author: Jesse A. Saperstein
  • ISBN: 9781101186688
  • Page: 180
  • Format: ebook
  • The poignant, funny, and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats Thus begins the charming, insightful, and memorable story of Jesse Saperstein Diagno The poignant, funny, and truly unique observations of a young writer diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats Thus begins the charming, insightful, and memorable story of Jesse Saperstein Diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome, a mild form of autism, Jesse has struggled since childhood with many of the hallmark challenges of his condition from social awkwardness and self doubt to extreme difficulty with change and managing his emotions He has also worked hard to understand and make the most of his AS developing his keen curiosity and sense of humor, closely observing the world around him, and most of all, helping others with AS to better cope and even thrive Told with endearing and unflinching honesty, Jesse brings his unique perspective to the circumstances of his life and his condition.

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    1. John Elder Robison's Look Me in the Eye wasn't a masterpiece of literature or anything, but what made it work for me is that the author didn't really ask for sympathy. He seemed comfortable with who he is, had learned to capably exploit a societal niche, and was even in an ostensibly successful relationship. He is unapologetic about his less desirable qualities while acknowledging that to find a place in the world, one has to make compromises--in his case, he had to grapple with his lack of soci [...]

    2. I am sympathetic towards Aspergers, but I thought that Saperstein was so annoying that I couldn't even finish this book. I don't like his attitude towards women AT ALL. I do like that he can look back on and analyze his past behavior.

    3. I have dedicated a large portion of my life to working with individuals on the autistic spectrum. From severely disabling autism to more mild forms of Asperger's, there is much to be said for this community. Stories need to be told and the issues surrounding this psychological disorder should be discussed. This book, while an excellent outlet for the author, I'm sure, fails to address many of the issues that I've come across in my experiences. However, I say this from a strictly academic perspec [...]

    4. Aren't we all atypical in one form or another? This is Jesse's world of living with and understanding how he thinks and functions under the banner of mild autism: Asperger's Syndrome. There are some great, laugh-out-loud passages as well as poignant observations that will hopefully give me pause when I meet someone who looks at the world with very different eyes. What is "normal," "appropriate," acceptable" anyway? Jesse's world makes perfect sense to him. The frustrations come when he has to fu [...]

    5. Only when I reach 'Epilogue' of the book, I realize a practical outcome of AS that may make individuals living with it less and less hopeful. They are, no matter how unspoken or indirectly uttered, outcasts; and being represented in movies or images does not necessarily alleviate that societal verdict. Reading through these chapters, I thought over and over again that the author might have had a better life in a non-Americanized society, where market and biopower are not reinforcing normalcy as [...]

    6. I love reading about people who have Asperger's Syndrome. I just find every book I come across about the subject so interesting and this one doesn't disappoint. I really loved the raw emotion and pure honesty of this author and found myself easily relating to his descriptions of what it's like growing up with this mild form of Autism. Best part of his story was talking about how easy it was for him to slip back into childhood tendencies when he didn't want to face the realities of his present da [...]

    7. Very readable. A good balance of humor and seriousness. The author`s tendency to stereotype and judge women (and then bemoan his lack of a girlfriend) was frustrating, especially considering how self-aware he was in other areas and of other prejudices. Overall, worth reading, but not a book I`d read again.

    8. This was such an interesting book.I could certainly hear the authors voice and felt like he was sitting beside me telling me his story.If you know someone with Asperger's this book would certainly help you to know how the person thinks and feels even though I realize asperger's is a large spectrum.Highlt reccommend it.

    9. While occasionally humorous and insightful, for the most part the author spends 223 pages blaming his Asperger's Syndrome for his truly obnoxious personality.

    10. A meaningful significant, personal Asperger's perspective, by local author. A quick read, and in some parts, hysterically funny. Great book!

    11. Ambiguous Pieces - Book ReviewAspects I Enjoyed:~Book Cover: I love the Book Cover, the deeper symbolism wasn't obvious to me until I reached the end of the novel. Jesse has a yearly habit of sending out Christmas cards with long letters attached to them to everyone he knows, which I think is sweet (especially since he's Jewish). However when I was thinking about the book and how it's a little short for a memoir novel, it dawned on me, it's like he's sending out a Christmas letter to all of us, [...]

    12. I'm really impressed with Jesse Saperstein. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a mild form of autism, and one of the most misunderstood), he write his memoirs to not only tell his story but share his insight into how the community at large observes Asperger's.For those who don't know, Asperger's Syndrome is a mild form of autism, but shouldn't be discounted. Symptoms range from inability to read social cues, repetitive actions, intense interests or fascinations in certain things, inappropriate [...]

    13. Full disclosure: I have met the author of this book, as we share a good friend (the Karl who is mentioned a couple of times). I was also predisposed to liking this book because I am, as I have mentioned a couple times in my review here, teaching a group of students with AS this year. That being said, I honestly enjoyed reading this book. It seemed an honest portrait to me of where my early-adolescent students might be in fifteen years from now. They will have accomplished some great things, as S [...]

    14. Quite a ridiculous, but enjoyable, personal account of living with Asperger's. While proving that everyone's experiences with Asperger's (now autism) is unique (as while I could relate to some bits, most of the recount is his life and his interpretations), it's still a great read of someone so candid and reflective of their life through the lense of this condition.Two passages that really jumped out at me are recorded here so I remember them for a later reference, but also because they are so po [...]

    15. I rated this book 3 stars only because from my English teacher's perspective it is not especially well organized. However, as a parent of a 30 year old with ASD, I am glad that Jesse wrote this book. I know it isn't easy to sacrifice your privacy and that of your family. I have struggled with how, when, how much to share. But it is important to raise awareness so that all of us can give individuals with invisible disabilities such as ASD a chance. I don't agree with orher reviewers who have been [...]

    16. This book shouldn't be funny because it relates the struggles of a young man with Aspergers. But it IS funny and it does make you think about the kids you knew in high school who were weird and seemed to be from another planet. You know, the ones who were always made fun of? Written from Jesse's point of view, the reader will realize what some of these "weird" kids go through and their desperate attempts to fit in.It is an eye opening book and it made me realize, too, that we all have some stran [...]

    17. Atypical: Life With Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters covers a number of different experiences faced by Jesse Saperstein during his lifetime. The book was readable, funny in parts, and serious in others. I loved Jesse's fascination with Halloween and enjoyed his chapter on his Appalachian Trail hike. In fact, I would easily read a whole book on that hiking trip and would love to see Saperstein write it. I did struggle with Jesse's opinions of women and the way he treats them. I know this is probably [...]

    18. If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism. So the saying goes. Saperstein gives a peek into his Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters and it is not very pretty. He is not a happy guy. More than self-pitying, he sounds quite bitter. He lists his faults and shortcomings, including poor hygiene, that he consciously chooses to flaunt sometimes. Then he wonders why he struggles for acceptance. He is angry a lot, and often takes it out on himself. Pretty scary [...]

    19. No matter how odd he is, Jesse Saperstein can laugh at himself. I'm particularly taken with his explanations of popular culture. His descriptions of his personal quirks, how some have been overcome and others simply adapted to, are howling good laughs in some instances, painfully touching reads in others.While similar, every person with Asperger's is unique. There may be a little bit of Asperger's in many of us. We would all do well to get past tolerating quirkiness to accepting it and recognizi [...]

    20. Discover the strengths someone with Asperger's can bring to the table -- Saperstein states a person should hope someone with AS finds a lost wallet as he or she generally has more integrity and honesty than a "neurotypical" person. Persistence is another quality -- evidenced by Saperstein's completion of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Honesty, humor and good writing made this a fast read for me - as well as offering insight into the world of someone living with Asperger's - especially as s [...]

    21. Relatable on more than one level. The author's only 2 years older than I am so in addition to the psychological relatability there were also many mentions of specific movies/objects from his childhood that were also a part of mine — Talkboy, SNES, Nickelodeon Slime, the Disney renaissance, etc. Maybe that seems a little shallow but it isn't because these things are important. Jesse is hilarious and would be the most dedicated pen-pal ever.Basically for me this book falls under Holden Caulfield [...]

    22. Jesse Saperstein was born in the same year as me. Around the same time, Asperger's Syndrome (AS) became recognised as a legitimate form of high-functioning autism. Previously, people with AS slipped through the cracks and were generally considered to have personality disorders. Usually, the individual was too high-functioning to be considered disabled, but too disabled to be considered 'normal'. Jesse was diagnosed at the age of fourteen. This book tells the story of his struggles growing up, th [...]

    23. I am really enjoying this book. The author has a style of writing that appeals to me. I have read some Aspergers accounts that just don't ring true, but Jesse's does. My problem is that he sometimes will go off and begin describing something that will be or may have been, and I get really confused, thinking he is being truthful, when it is just imaginings. I would recommend this book though. It's a fun read.

    24. I read this book because it interested me. Having a child and husband with Asperger's has made my life very interesting. Saperstein has done a really good job at giving his view of life through the eyes of person with Asperger's. I was able to relate a lot of his experiences with my son's experiences. I really hope others will take the opportunity to read this book and get a little more understanding of the unique individuals that make up the Asperger's community.

    25. Great autobiographical account about what it is like for a young person (from New York State) to confront and attempt to overcome the difficulties of having Asperger's. I liked the very honest and sincere, yet humorous style. His contempt for the advice "just be yourself" resonated with me. Many of us need to better understand others in order to improve our interpersonal relatiohships. Often, "just be yourself" is crappy advice.

    26. Jesse Saperstein combines a great sense of humor with challenges many of us may never understand. His wit and experiences combine to make a highly entertaining, informative, and educational book. I loved this book and will reread it many times! I am lucky that I will soon have the opportunity to meet Mr. Saperstein and I am excited to learn even more from him! I am looking forward to future books from him!

    27. On one hand, I really enjoyed the author's writing style– he's pretty snarky, and a fun deviation from the typical autism spectrum memoirist. On the other hand, the book didn't flow very well, and it was sometimes hard to follow from paragraph to paragraph. I enjoyed reading it, but I'm glad it's over.

    28. The narrative varies between interesting and annoying. At several points I felt Sapperstein was on the verge of some real insight when his train of thought suddenly takes a tangential turn leaving me wondering if he'll ever get back to the point I thought he was going for. What definitely comes through is what can be accomplished with sheer autistic perseveration on a goal.

    29. Gave me some helpful insights as to what it might be like to grow up with Asperger's. Mr. Saperstein is very candid about the painful parts of growing up, being bullied, and having jokes made at his expense. He also explains that there are some honorable aspects of Asperger's (such as a tendency to express the honest truth) that can get overlooked. I was glad I gave it a read.

    30. Memoir of a guy who grew up before there was a diagnosis for Asperger's or Autism. He was just labeled as the weird kid. It was interesting reading about how his brain and thoughts worked. Very good lessons were in his book for everyone. As a teacher, I was very intrigued with this book and will keep his lessons in mind.

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