or what i’m reading and watching…
i picked this book because i like the cover (i know you’re not supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes i just can’t help it) and because nancy pearl from npr said it is “heartwarming, humorous and soul-satisfying” and allison lynn from people magazine said it’s “[a] plucky debut… quick fills the pages with so much absurd wit and true feeling that it’s impossible not to cheer for his unlikely hero.” a positive npr review makes me feel smart and people magazine loving it – that makes me feel cool.
i’m reading this book to help educate myself. it’s interesting, but it also makes it seem like life with an asperger’s kid is going to be work, work, work and no joy. while it’s provided some good information – i’m not certain i would have picked it had i been able to actually research the book before hand.
i’ve just finished this one. it was a quick read and provided some good insight. i felt like a memoir was easier to tackle as my first book about asperger’s – i think i was right about that. and mr. robison was able to put into words something s11 had been trying to tell me, but i wasn’t understanding. so worth the money just for that.
ricky gervais is playing a great big practical joke on his friend and he wants “him to hate every minute of it for my own amusement.” what’s not to love about that? throw in seeing the seven wonders of the world and you’ve got fantastic entertainment bordering on great edutainment.