Summary Of Look Me In The Eye By John Elder Robison

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Worcester, MA, Mar. 3 – Author John Elder Robison, who is well-known for his book Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s delivers a speech at Worcester State University during the middle of the day on a Thursday to hundreds of people actively listening in the audience. Robison mainly informs the audience about his life and what it’s like to live with autism, leaving the audience interested and curious with questions.
"I grew up in the 1960’s before autism was recognized” said Robison, who did not have the best life growing up. It wasn’t until he was 40 years old that he found out that he was diagnosed with Asperger’s and grew up feeling negative about himself. His classmates were making fun of him and calling him names and his teachers
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Robison then discusses his books Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s and Raising Cubby. He then answers the question by telling the audience that Look Me in the Eye is based on his own life and that in the first half of the book, he was miserable, and in the second half, he finds happiness. He also states that Raising Cubby is a narrative story about how he raised his autistic child Jack Robison, and he couldn’t read until he was 10 years old. However, by the time he was 13 years old, he had in interest in chemistry and started reading college …show more content…
Robison then responds to the question by telling the audience that autistic people inspire him to get out there and speak to the public. He also makes a reference to his brother Augusten Burroughs’ 2002 book Running with Scissors which discusses Burroughs’ life story. Robison then believed that when people read this book, people would probably never talk to him again. However, they were so inspired by it, and Robison talked to people who were abused and discovered the special education program and its progress, and Robison doesn’t want people like him to feel bad about themselves and encourages them to get themselves out

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