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John Elder Robison

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The bestselling author John Elder Robison discusses his new book Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian (Doubleday, 2011), with Joseph Planta; they also discuss Asperger’s, its symptoms, and how Robison coped with being different.

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian by John Elder Robison. (Doubleday, 2011)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Be Different

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Asperger’s syndrome and Aspergians are given a view and a voice in a new book. The author is John Elder Robison, and he joins me from Toronto this morning. His new book is called Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian. In it he talks about his own experiences, offers advice to those who are essentially different not disabled, all the while giving the reader a greater understanding of what Asperger’s is and its place in the Autism spectrum. It’s a compelling book, candid and often humorous. John Elder Robison was diagnosed with Asperger’s in adulthood, he wrote about it in his previous book, a bestseller, Look Me in the Eye. He blogs for Psychology Today and is an adjunct professor at Elms College in Massachusetts. His website for more is at www.johnrobison.com. Be Different is published by Doubleday. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, John Elder Robison; Good morning, Mr. Robison.