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S experience growing up as an undiagnosed Aspie but I never felt invested in her story it all felt very istant Reading this felt similar to how reading Temple Grandin feels to me I always retain or am kept at an academic Huumetsaarin jouluyö distance Cynthia Kim s Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate A User Guide to an Asperger Life was much my speed YMMV Willey has Asperger s syndrome but never knew it until heraughter was Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij diagnosed with it She knew she wasifferent from most people and that some things were harder for her but that was as far as it went She was a high achiever in school went through college and got her Η γραφομηχανούλα - Nietzsche ex Machina doctorate married and had children Asperger sid not stop her and now knowing why she is ifferent her past makes sense to her This is her story of what life is like with Asperger sThis is a very short book shorter than any of the other books on living with Asperger s that I ve read and because of this there is a lack of etail about how she felt growing up and how she ealt with the challenges of not being neurotypical I almost had the feeling that she idn t really feel that her Asperger s was a big eal She has a very supportive family both by birth and by marriage and a few good friends and that helps a lot when ealing with any health challenge While her personal story is interesting the heart of the book are the appendices brief articles on how to make one s life easier when one has Asperger s Included are Good Ways To Explain To ways to explain to people around you how to ecide which people to tell specific suggestions for getting through college with the various problems That Come Along With Asperger come along with Asperger employment issues keeping your home life in order how to eal with sensory perception problems and suggestions for the non Asperger s who care about someone on the spectrum This section is a short but packed full of useful information like a jewel box of hints Recommended for anyone with Asperger s and anyone with someone with it in their life This book was a uick read and a great insight into the world of Asperger s Syndrome Since I currently have a student with AS in my classroom it was very helpful for me to get a look into what might be going on inside her head and strategies for working effectively with her Over the past four years I ve evoted a bit of time to study and research Asperger s Syndrome I realized I could relate to the traits and uirks and routines of others on the autism spectrum Yet it wasn t easy to get my iagnosis there s still not enough awareness even among mental health folks of autism and Asperger s Syndrome in women and girls I feel as Liane Holliday says Why I wondered 4000 Meilen durch die USA: Meine Reise zu den großen Fragen des Lebens did everyone refuse to accept my words as fact and not fiction Why was I getting so much opposition Why were my observations beingiscounted as so unimportant and unreliable So now I feel uite fortunate that women like Liane are writing books to not only bring awareness to the world but also to help those of us with a Interior Designs: An Adult Coloring Book with Beautifully Decorated Houses, Inspirational Room Designs, and Relaxing Modern Architecture diagnosis This book is both a memoir and a guide to lifeThough every Aspie is a uniue individual there are many commonalities a love of information and organizationetails routines obsessive thinking that s focus logical and literal mindedness the often unbearableness of eye. R Liane Holliday Willey shares with insight and warmth the aily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have Asperger's Syndrome. Pretending to be Normal Living with Asperger's SyndromeAmazingbecauseI recognized so many people in this book People everywhereI am recommending this book to EVERYONEespecially to those that have gifted children Not always book to EVERYONEespecially to those that have gifted children Not always that an easy thing to be labelled with To many people gifted means that that child has it easy oh so smart and then why is that kid acting outheshe is so smart What oes that mean anywaysI had so many pages marked offand had to stop myself from reading this line this paragraph this exampleout loud to anyone that was sitting by meBefore I go on and onjust read this bookeveryoneplease This book was written by a woman who was Detention of Doom diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome as an adult after heraughter was iagnosed with the same condition It should be an essential on the reading list of someone who truly wants to understand Aspeger s Syndrome It may be useful to read books written by psychologists and experts on the topic but a study of the syndrome cannot be complete without looking at it through the eyes of a true expert one who actually has Asperger s Pretending to be Normal is very compelling and reads like a It illustrates first hand experiences of what it is like to struggle with the various aspects with the autism spectrum coping methods and misunderstandings struggle with the various aspects associated with the autism spectrum coping methods and misunderstandings found this book to be very interesting though frustrating Unless I missed it Liane oesn t make it clear if she was actually Punishing My Slutty Little Sister disgnosed with Aspergers or even if heraughter was or w By giving this 4 stars I am not trying to pretend that I really liked this book but rather to express my respect for the effort and courage it took to write Certainly its heartening to know that actual progress has been made in identifying a broader and realistic Blood+: Russian Rose, Volume 2 definition of normal and thatit is sometimes possible for people identified as abnormal to be in fact normal as heck in theiresires This is a book about Asperger s syndrome penned by one suffering from it However the author s Asperger s syndrome was not iagnosed if it ever was until one of her own children received this iagnosisWhat shall I say The author is exceedingly articulate and expresses in Friedrich Barbarossa (Gestalten Des Mittelalters Und Der Renaissance) (German Edition) detail whatever she wants to say The book was a bit too intense for me who apparently have many of the symptoms of AS aso practically all of the reviewers on this site She tells us about the problems she had in her childhood and later in life She is apparently extremely extrovert and has ifficulty in refraining from immediately blurting out her opinions and indeed enjoys talking in front of a group Though I have seen elsewhere that some AS sufferers have the opposite problem and talk very little She oesn t mention this fact however and I feel that one of the minuses of the book is that it is so subjectiveWe are led to understand from the book that AS sufferers have ifficulty in creating and keeping friends and on the whole in cooperating with others They generally o not feel a need to create strong relationships with others They have The Taste of Her Blood (A Lesbian Vampire Tale) difficulty with social relations as a whole in knowing the right things too and say Loud noises ans sharp lights are found isturbing this leading to a lack of esire to freuent public places or attend parties or events attracting a large number of peopleWhat I found. Pretending to be Normal tells the story of a woman who after years of self oubt and self enial learned to embrace her Asperger's syndrome tr. Remarkable was that the author id manage to create and retain some few good friends who have been of indispensable help to her I feel that she has been extremely blessed in this respect taking her handicap into consideration She has also found an understanding compatible partner and given birth to three childrenShe had ifficulty in orienting herself for example finding her way about the given birth to three childrenShe had Who Is Gloria Steinem? difficulty in orienting herself for example finding her way about the she attended or maneuvering shopping malls She likes rules and like me especially when I was younger hasifficulty in understanding or accepting that when people say they will o certain things in a certain time frame they on t o themThis book has been an eye opener for me in that it has helped me to recognize my own Asperger characteristics and to show me that I am not alone with all this I now better understand the perfectionistic side to my nature and why I hate spelling mistakes and the like I also better understand my need to read everything in a book preferably skipping nothing though I id manage to skip a few of the appendices in this book which I idn t feel were relevant to meSome ualities of Aspies are that they are honest irect say it like it is and loyal friends if their friends can accept the fact that they are ifferent and Hold Out Aspies Don out Aspies on necessarily lack empathy I certainly Napříč nekonečnem don t and theywe can be extremely helpful by natureI wouldiagnose Detective Monk in the popular TV series as being an extreme example of an Aspie though his OCD symptoms are those most generally recognizable He often has ifficulty in being empathic or recognizing the needs of others but in the end he helps them anyway even at the risk of his life Of course he is a fictional character but must have been modelled *On Some Real Life PersonTo Sum Up This Book Is *some real life personTo sum up this book is useful for those of us who ourselves have AS characteristics and for those who need help to understand us Though it must be pointed out that all the characteristics of the author are not shared by all other Aspies Good book A bit of light reading with some interesting thoughts The title was awesome Pretending to be Normal Ahhhseems like the perfect escription of my life in general LOL Gosh when I think backWhen was I not pretending to be normal LOLOne favorite uote Too often those with AS get lost in a world of iscouragement and amaged self esteem and in that world there are few avenues for happiness I try at every opportunity I am given to show both my Now Pitching, Bob Feller: A Baseball Memoir daughter and myself that so long as we are soundly willing we can find a way to create good things for ourselves no matter what Another favorite passage I want my girls to find reasons to enjoy all the people in their lives even if it means they have to tap into every creative well in their soul too so I want them to truly way Variance (Raise Your Weapon, downeep in their hearts know that all peopleare worthy viable and exceptional beings who have much to give and even to share So long as my family knows who I am I am rather content As to others well their opinions tend to matter less and less to me Nonetheless I Mermaid do try to help those who need to know me well see that I simply move to my own music 25 stars I really wanted to love this book but Iidn t It was kind of interesting to read Willey. Aits with thanksgiving and joy Chronicling her life from her earliest memories through her life as a university lecturer writer wife and mothe. ,


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