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Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to…

by Jesse A. Saperstein

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This kid is definitely on the Autism Spectrum and his insights for the most part are spot on. I enjoyed what he had to say about the workplace and effectively learning when to keep your mouth shut. Out of the whole book the part labeled Employment 101 should be read and memorized by anyone on the Spectrum or who advises anyone on the Spectrum. The section on romance could be applied to anyone who does not have a lot of experience dating. While the book is not written by a professional the book will be useful to anyone who has been recently diagnosed on the Spectrum and needs general life advice. This book can serve as a conversation starter between the parent of of someone on the Spectrum and their doctor or counselor. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399166688, Paperback)

Hard-won insights on transitioning into adulthood

Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger’s. Diagnosed at the age of 14, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he’s learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger’s Rules are:

Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room)

You Can’t Bail Out the Titanic with a Wine Glass (or change the world of online dating)

Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger's Syndrome

Navigating the challenges of college and the unrelenting storm of transition.

The Road to Catastrophe is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they’re wrong)

WIN (Work Is Necessary) You are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal

Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy toward Yourself



Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:08 -0400)

"Author, speaker, and autism advocate Jesse A. Saperstein knows a lot about living with Asperger's. Diagnosed at the age of fourteen, Jesse has struggled, triumphed, flubbed, soared, educated, and inspired. Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way. In this honest and engaging book, he offers a guided tour of what he's learned about getting along with others, managing emotions, succeeding in school and work, building relationships, and more. Among his Asperger's Rules are: - Clean Up Your Own Mess (including but not limited to credit card debt, out-of-control collections, and your cesspool of a room) - You Can't Bail Out the Titanic with a Wineglass (or change the world of online dating) - Serving as a Role Model to the Next Generation of Asperger's Syndrome - Navigating the Challenges of College and the Unrelenting Storm of Transition - The Road to Catastrophe Is Paved with Good Intentions (understanding how others perceive you, even if they're wrong) - WIN: Work Is Necessary (you are talented enough to maintain employment even if your options are not ideal) - Confronting Memories of Bullying and Showing Mercy Toward Yourself Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not. "--… (more)

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