Thursday, September 19, 2013
Atypical by Jesse A.Saperstein
Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters, Jesse A.Saperstein. New York: Perigee Book/ Penguin Group Inc., 2010. e-book, 186 pps.
A gambling casino dedicated to Aspergians. How to scare off the door-knockers and telemarketers. Reading a Chanukah poem to a congregation with permission of the rabbi. The poem is modeled after "T'was the Night Before Christmas." Christmas cards to strangers, DVDs, and Halloween.
Jesse A. Saperstein was a misunderstood child who grew up. The class clown went to college, hiked the Appalachian Trail, had a job at IBM, was a substitute teacher for awhile, and then happily got a job at a mortuary.
sapphoq reviews says: Jesse A. Saperstein has created a laugh-out-loud book. Atypical is an excellent read for adults who have Asperger's Syndrome or who are suspected Aspies as well as for people who enjoy belly laughs. I loved this book. Highly recommended.
P.S. I found myself quite jealous of the author's Uncle Justin. I could have used one of them myself. I still can. Uncle Justin, if you are still out there, I'm interested in becoming an adopted family member. kthxbai.