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Rudy Simone is an Aspergirl, writer and AS consultant who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of 22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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I was hoping for so much more from this book.
sportzmomof5 | Jul 1, 2024 |
Great book. I do think it should have been a memoir, something like "What autism is like for us" because it would have solved some of the issues you see in other reviews.. but anyway I love it. It's probably quite basic if you've been into your neuruodiversity for a while, but there are so many little details about the day to day life of one autistic person and her friends and it's really well written and I just love it. It's funny; I agree with all the other reviews, including the negative ones (although not that she's bitter).. and I still love it.

Some observations:

- Functioning labels. If it's important to draw this distinction (which it usually isn't) it's better to say someone who has more support needs vs someone who has fewer support needs. But your support needs can change completely from day to day or decade to decade, so it's a bit misleading even at that.

- Mix of person first and identity first language.. as well as nouning.. what's that called? Plus that awful awful phrase: ASD

- The term Asperger's has its origin in eugenics (I'm over-simplifying) and 11 years ago especially there were still echos of that in how the word Asperger's was used as opposed to Autistic, there is no sign of that in this book and Asperger's and Autistic are used interchangeably :)

- Gendered: This book was published 11 years ago, I think it's easy to forget how far we've come since then in terms of knowledge and understanding and recognition. Let's celebrate that

- Unscientific: Bits of alternative medicine are peppered throughout the book and then there's a chapter on it. Again, if it had been more like a memoir no one would have minded. But the unconditional love bit is 100% scientific, I tell you!
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RebeccaBooks | 13 andre anmeldelser | Sep 16, 2021 |
Great book

Very insightful, though I am a self diagnosed woman reading this before getting my partner to read. Will definitely read her other books.
RuaBeansidhe | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2021 |
Worth it!

Reading with my partner after we finished the other corresponding 22 things book. Not even 30 pages in he felt eerily targeted. We are both sure we are on the spectrum and both books have been enlightening
RuaBeansidhe | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 12, 2021 |


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