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Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Category : Asperger's syndrome
Total pages :304
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From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits - an inclination to blurt out non-sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. It didn't help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome âe" a form of autism âe" at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris, who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Caryl Wyatt
Publisher : CCB Publishing
Release Date : 2013-10-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :274
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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 powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.” Alison, author of I Have Life About the Authors CARYL WYATT was born in Rhodesia in 1950, where she was brought up in a variety of broken homes. She was abused by her step-father as a child. She moved to South Africa as a wide-eyed 18-year-old and entered the world of modeling. She has 3 broken marriages behind her, but today, as witnessed in her book, has come to terms with her past. She lives in Johannesburg. Visit Caryl’s web site: www.abuseisnoexcuse.co.za ANITA LE ROUX was born in Gauteng, South Africa. She spent twenty years as a television producer before switching careers to writing. As storyteller, both in film and in print, she has been enthused by the true, life stories of women. The insights into Caryl’s story were grounded in her passionate interest in spiritual psychology.

Look Me in the Eye : a Play in One Act

Look Me in the Eye : a Play in One Act
Author : Lindsay Price,Theatrefolk
Publisher : Theatrefolk
Release Date : 2003
Category :
Total pages :23
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Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2010-01-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :304
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From the time he was three or four years old, John Elder Robison realised that he was different from other people. He was unable to make eye contact or connect with other children, and by the time he was a teenager his odd habits - an inclination to blurt out non-sequiturs, obsessively dismantle radios or dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother in them) - had earned him the label 'social deviant'. It didn't help that his mother conversed with light fixtures and his father spent evenings pickling himself in sherry. Look Me in the Eye is his story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome – a form of autism – at a time when the diagnosis simply didn't exist. Along the way it also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: the author and his younger brother Chris, who would grow up to become bestselling author Augusten Burroughs. This book is a rare fusion of inspiration, dark comedy and insight into the workings of the human mind. For someone who has struggled all his life to connect with other people, Robison proves to be an extraordinary storyteller.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Jeremy Isaacs
Publisher : Abacus Software
Release Date : 2007-05-03
Category : Television
Total pages :438
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Sir Jeremy Isaacs has spent more than 45 years in television, and has witnessed, and in some cases instigated, the major changes that made it the cultural force it is today. His first post in 1958 was with Granada; although a commercial company, Granada's ethos was closest to that of the BBC, and provided Isaacs with a solid start. After moving on to Rediffusion, Isaacs joined the BBC in 1965, editing Panorama, before a disagreement caused him to return to Rediffusion - now Thames - where he made The World at War. When a censorship issue provoked him to leave and go freelance, he continued to make ground-breaking programmes, and when in 1979 Channel 4 began the search for their first chief executive, Isaacs was the ideal candidate. He engineered a deliberately ecletic mix of programmes and put television into the hands of small, entrepreneurial film-makers; short-lived as after Isaac's departure in 1986 the channel became dependent on revenue from its advertisers. After a period as General Director of the Royal Opera House, and then making some award-winning documentary series with Ted Turner, Isaacs is currently heading Artworld for Sky.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Barbara Macdonald,Cynthia Rich
Publisher : Spinsters Ink
Release Date : 2001
Category : Social Science
Total pages :182
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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 Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Silvia Soler
Publisher : Parthian Books
Release Date : 2011-05-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :156
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While in Barcelona translating a best-selling Italian book, Blanca identifies so much with the main character - a woman whose husband is unfaithful - that she begins to doubt her own husband. She is compelled to travel to Sicily to meet the book's author.

Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me

Look Into My Eyes: Asperger's, Hypnosis and Me
Author : Dan Jones
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2017-04-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :129
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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

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Barbara Macdonald,Cynthia Rich
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1984
Category : Ageism
Total pages :115
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Be Different

Be Different
Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Crown
Release Date : 2011-03-22
Category : Psychology
Total pages :304
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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.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Scott Sinclaire
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release Date : 2015-05-04
Category :
Total pages :24
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Do not pray for an Easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one - Bruce Lee Discover the Ultimate Guide to Living with Asperger's Syndrome In this book you will learn the truth about Asperger's Syndrome. It is one of the least understood disorders to this day. People with Asperger's are looked at differently, because they communicate in ways that other's can't really relate to. Someone living with Asperger's usually lacks the social skills necessary to communicate with his or her peers. This leads them to act in ways that the average person cannot understand. They can feel very alone and yet have no idea how to express that feeling inside of them. They can feel constantly rejected and harassed by those around them, even the ones closest to them. This book is essential for anyone that is trying to understand someone who has Asperger's. People with Asperger's are some of the most intelligent people you could ever come across Some of the greatest minds in history are thought to have this syndrome. They truly deserve to be understood and loved. My goal for you is so that you or anyone you know with Asperger's can communicate better and learn coping techniques that will change their lives forever. I hope this book will help foster deeper and more meaningful communication in your life or someone you may knowThis book contains many tips, stories, and techniques that will give you a new understanding of Asperger's and how to communicate effectively with people that are close to you Here is what you will get from this bookWhat Causes Asperger'sThe Autistic SpectrumRecognize Signs and SymptomsWhat Happens after DiagnosisCommunication StrategiesHow to Conquer Asperger'sMuch Much More Benefits of this bookCommunicate EffectivelyHappier Healthier RelationshipsConquer and live life to your fullest Potential Understanding Asperger's is the first step to a happier and healthier life between you and your most important relationships. If you are worried about someone you care about, or maybe even yourself, take action today to learn more about Asperger's. Scroll up and Download your copy today Limited time discount of only 2.99$ Regularly Priced at 4.99$

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author : Jay Tobias
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1937
Category :
Total pages :123
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Switched On

Switched On
Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2016-03-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :320
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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 Switched On “An eye-opening book with a radical message . . . The transformations [Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing—as foreign and overwhelming as if he woke up one morning with the visual range of a bee or the auditory prowess of a bat.”—The New York Times “Astonishing, brave . . . reads like a medical thriller and keeps you wondering what will happen next . . . [Robison] takes readers for a ride through the thorny thickets of neuroscience and leaves us wanting more.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating for its insights into Asperger’s and research, this engrossing record will make readers reexamine their preconceptions about this syndrome and the future of brain manipulation.”—Booklist “Like books by Andrew Solomon and Oliver Sacks, Switched On offers an opportunity to consider mental processes through a combination of powerful narrative and informative medical context.”—BookPage “A mind-blowing book that will force you to ask deep questions about what is important in life. Would normalizing the brains of those who think differently reduce their motivation for great achievement?”—Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain “At the heart of Switched On are fundamental questions of who we are, of where our identity resides, of difference and disability and free will, which are brought into sharp focus by Robison’s lived experience.”—Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Effect

Moscow to the End of the Line

Moscow to the End of the Line
Author : Venedikt Erofeev
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1992
Category :
Total pages :164
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The Big Glass

The Big Glass
Author : Gabriel Josipovici
Publisher : Carcanet Press
Release Date : 1991
Category : Fiction
Total pages :119
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A novel set in the world of modern art, loosely based on the life of the French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp. From the author of THE BOOK OF GOD.