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Robison also provides a fascinating look me in the eye angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents—the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs. From the Compact Disc edition.

After fleeing his parents and dropping out of high school, his savant-like ability to visualize electronic circuits landed him a gig with KISS, for whom he created their legendary fire-breathing guitars.

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Eventually, his expertise in automotives steered him towards his own business of repairing and restoring European automobiles. Some who are familiar with Aspies might be surprised at the emotion that Robison brings to his story.

If we tried to feel sorry for every look me in the eye, our little hearts would explode. Look Me in the Eye is one of the few books on Asperger's Syndrome that is not a dry training manual on the condition.

I will always be grateful to Robison for telling his story look me in the eye someone I'm close to has Asperger's, and I can now see that this person's eccentric way of doing things makes perfectly good sense to him, even if it sometimes doesn't to me.

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How would you have felt in his place? Invite members of the class to share three things about themselves, look me in the eye of which are true, and one of which is false. Invite them to read their stories to each other and try to determine whether the stories are true or false.

The Flaming Washtub Themes: Dangerous Hobbies, Romantic Rejection Summary: John and his friend start a serious fire with a homemade furnace while trying to melt metal.

Little Bear tells John she never wants to see him again. She refuses to talk to him.

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John and his father stop seeing Dr. John becomes more involved in the music business. What were the risks involved in operating the homemade furnace?

Did John and his friend consider those risks before operating the furnace? No one was hurt, but what might have happened? Do you think it was a good or bad decision for Look me in the eye and his father to stop seeing Dr.

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In small groups, invite students to share the reasons that relationships come to an end. Discuss with the large group things that John and Little Bear might have done differently to preserve their relationship.


John gets more involved in the music business and moves in with band members. He accompanies the band to Montserrat, and does not enjoy himself because of the many changes in his routine, diet, etc.

He is arrested with the band for drug possession, but is eventually released.