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Introduction
Chapter 1: Born Different: Starting Out in Life with Asperger’s Syndrome
Early Childhood
Valentine’s Day: Knowing I Wasn’t Going to Get Any Cards
Te School System Didn’t Know What to Do with Me
Uncoordinated
Sensitive to Touch
Teachers Try to Force Me to Tumble
Coming to Life When I Started Taking Riding Lessons
A Very Large Head for My Age
Chapter 2: Surviving the Teen Years with My Invisible Disorder
My Sensory Overload through Crowded School Hallways
Almost Not Graduating from High School Because I Failed Physical Education
Graduation Night Disaster
Mucking Stalls
Defying the Riding Instructor Who Demanded I Get Back on a Crazy Horse
Reaching My Dream of Jumping High Fences
Junior Essex Troop Horse Show
Learning How Spiteful Jealous People Can Be
Wanting to Spend Every Possible Moment by a Horse
Chapter 4: College Years: My New Ticket to Freedom
Earning Membership into the National Honor Society in Psychology
Volunteering at a Local Hospital
My Lack of Social Skills Becomes Obvious
Fooled by Someone in Authority
Selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
Discovering I Have Visual Tinking
Starting at Columbia University in New York City
Anyone Can Fit in New York City
Chapter 5: Employment: Struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome in the Workplace
Asperger’s on the Job
Te Beginning of Ten Years of Being Bullied in the Workplace
Trown out of My Comfort Zone
What Happens When You Receive a Pornographic E-mail from a Superior
Te Doctor without a Heart
Anonymous Evaluations in the Workplace
Te Letter Tat Turned into Pandora’s Box
One of the Cruelest Tings Anyone Ever Did to Me
“Just Act Normal”
Be the Best at What You Do
Chapter 7: Top Gun Changed my Life
Chapter 8: All of My Animals: My Best Friends
Callie Mae, the Cat with No Legs
My Big Dream of Starting a Sanctuary for Rescues
Te Person in the Horse Suit
Te Snowflake Ride
Te Horse I Just Had to Get
Obsessed with Dressage
Teaching a Massive Horse to Balance Himself
Riding across Snow-Covered Fields
All My Cats
Whitey
Climbing out a Window with a Kitten Hidden in My Clothes
Chickens Make Great Pets
Tanksgiving Day Massacre
Te Singers
Chapter 9: Hurricane Ivan: Making It through a Category 4 Hurricane
Chapter 10: Famous People Who Have Influenced My Life
Oprah Winfrey
Scott Hamilton
Yanni
Tom Cruise
Lady Gaga
Susan Boyle
Anderson Cooper
Temple Grandin
Dr. Tony Attwood
James Durbin
Chapter 11: Past Relationships
Te Deep Dark Secret
Te Brain Surgeon
Chapter 12: Being Estranged from My Brother
Visual Effects Tat Bother Me
Te Pier
Nutcracker Suite
Extreme Sensitivity to Touch
My Extreme Sense of Smell
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Te Americans with Disabilities Act
Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome in the School System
Why Employers Need to be Educated about Asperger’s Syndrome
Helping Your Child Find Something He Loves to Do
Neatly Groomed for the Workplace
Be an Advocate for Your Child
Maintaining Your Positive Tinking Even When Bad Tings Happen
Bullying Needs to End Once and For All
Ways to Build Self-Esteem
How to Start a Support Group
Avoiding Meltdowns with the Asperger Child
Don’t Overschedule a Child with Asperger’s Syndrome, or Yourself for Tat Matter
How to Make Friends
Get out Tere and Do Volunteer Work
Learning to Drive with Asperger’s Syndrome
Diffi culty Learning to Ride a Bike
Te Need for Proper Diet, Exercise, and Sleep
Chapter 16: Recipe for Making Lemonade
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“Asperger’s Syndrome and Anita’s visceral life story will reach out and grab you. A MUST READ for Asperger’s, their families, friends, educators, employers, and fellow employees.”--New York Times Bestselling Author Joe WeberWhile Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade presents the touching memoir of author Anita Lesko’s life living with Asperger’s syndrome, it also serves as a motivational and inspirational journey through life in the shoes of someone living with the condition. Lesko recalls the challenges she has faced going through life as an “Aspie,” as people with Asperger’s are sometimes called. She also shares her accomplishments. She offers advice and guidance to parents, educators, and everyone with this syndrome. Having gone through life until the age of nearly fifty before discovering she had Asperger’s, she presents a very unique perspective on her past, analyzing her life and her loves to this point. She hopes to help others with Asperger’s syndrome—to provide hope and encouragement that someone with Asperger’s is just as capable of leading a very rich, exciting, and productive life as anyone else. She provides an unrelenting look into the mind of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, explaining that it is not a disease but a way of life. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is different, in whatever way that may be. It focuses on the gifts she has been given rather than on her shortcomings.
“Asperger’s Syndrome and Anita’s visceral life story will reach out and grab you. A MUST READ for Asperger’s, their families, friends, educators, employers, and fellow employees.”--New York Times Bestselling Author Joe WeberWhile Asperger’s Syndrome: When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade presents the touching memoir of author Anita Lesko’s life living with Asperger’s syndrome, it also serves as a motivational and inspirational journey through life in the shoes of someone living with the condition. Lesko recalls the challenges she has faced going through life as an “Aspie,” as people with Asperger’s are sometimes called. She also shares her accomplishments. She offers advice and guidance to parents, educators, and everyone with this syndrome. Having gone through life until the age of nearly fifty before discovering she had Asperger’s, she presents a very unique perspective on her past, analyzing her life and her loves to this point. She hopes to help others with Asperger’s syndrome—to provide hope and encouragement that someone with Asperger’s is just as capable of leading a very rich, exciting, and productive life as anyone else. She provides an unrelenting look into the mind of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, explaining that it is not a disease but a way of life. Her story is an inspiration to anyone who is different, in whatever way that may be. It focuses on the gifts she has been given rather than on her shortcomings.

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Unlike the previous reviewer, I didn't have problems with the ebook version, and I've written several books for the Kindle. I found the detailed table of contents useful to jump from place to place, depending if I wanted to learn more about Anita's personal story or Asperger's in general. It's a long read, but I enjoyed Anita's writing style and the detail she put into her stories. Also, the explanations and key points about the effects of Asperger's prove useful in explaining the syndrome and how it can affect every facet of your life.
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