Tuesday, August 07, 2007


JOHN ELDER ROBISON SIGNING! SAVE THE DATE!

I know it seems early to announce this, but in the autism community the Moms and Dads have to plan early, early, early! :)

John Elder Robison is going to be presenting and signing his debut book LOOK ME IN THE EYE on September 26th at 7:00pm at RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. (http://www.rjjulia.com/) CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT! Their phone number is 800-74READS.

In LOOK ME IN THE EYE, John describes his life as a non-verbal child, high school dropout, electric guitar designer for KISS, successful business owner and husband and father. He explains how he navigated through his Asperger’s in a world that did not understand him. His brother is Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors.

I’ve read Look Me In The Eye and felt like I was getting a snapshot of how my girls think and feel about the world around them. No matter where your child is on the spectrum, from full ASD to Apsergers, John’s book will give you a new insight into the thought processes and perceptions of the person with autism. And John is a fabulous story teller. The book is laugh out loud funny in some chapters and break out the tissues sad in others.

John’s eager to connect with “Autism Moms and Dads” so get a carful of friends together and I hope to see you at RJ Julia on September 26th. You can chat with John on his blog at
http://www.jerobison.blogspot.com/ and link over to his site at http://www.johnrobison.com/.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! CALL 800-74READS!

12 comments:

www.theautismexpress.com said...

sounds like a wonderful book!

hello there...i am one of your fellow contributors to the book about autism. just wanted to visit and say hello. i just started up a website so feel free to stop on by. it still needs a lot of work. nice to meet you.

www.theautismexpress.com

Kim Stagliano said...

Hello mystery writer! I shall come play right now! Are you in New England? Keep your eyes out for John's readings across the country. I think TEACHERS especially should read his book. And our book (yours and mine and the rest of the crew) is geared to teachers, right?

Kim Stagliano said...

Pssst, hey friend, do you mean www.autismexpress.org? I can't find www.theautismexpress.com with my browser.

The Autism Express said...

oh dear...is the link not working? it had better work! the other site is mine as well but i found it too difficult to set things up there in word press. i know nothing about code. i am the chapter one lady. it was suggested that i should create a website. i think i was the only contributor without one. yikes! but what good is a website if it doesn't work? maybe try the link again?

anyway...love your blog. and i will add you to my links!

Kim Stagliano said...

My chapter list is one, (a man), two (a man) three (me) and four (a woman I am guessing is NOT you!)Maybe email me off blog with a little more detail? Click my profile and then Email. Thanks!

Drama Mama said...

Why oh why isn't this man coming West?
I've got a whole bunch of teachers just itchin' for a piece of him.

Amanda wouldn't gloat really said...

I'm back! Internet connection out again due to crap weather. School starts on 14th August so we're into the last week! There's a book called Running with Scissors? Must be a biography for my no.2 daughter! (she's figured out the maglocks...)

Kim Stagliano said...

Amanda, may you have two extra helpings of haggis today while you watch me eating pure butter shortbread with tea. Rub it in, rub it in..... Glad you're back.

Kim Stagliano said...

Drama, he probably WILL come West. Where are you? Tell him over at his blog and I'll bet he tries to get a reading in your area! You're not in the boonies, are you? Can you organize a bunch of autism Moms/Drama queens? :)

Drama Mama said...

Kim, I'm in SF. Can I get him Drama Queens? I can get him all sorts of queens.

I'll contact him directly. He's that kind of guy.

M. G. Tarquini said...

I really wish I could go, that this wasn't across the country for me. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

Kim Stagliano said...

Oh this is just the beginning of his grand tour! Sit tight - check his site regularly to see where else he is speaking. He's 6' 4" of Aspergian hunkiness - worth seeing! LOL!