Getting a Life with Asperger's
In this honest and engaging book, Jesse 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 the topics covered are:
Avoiding the pitfalls of inertia and time wasters
Surviving the world of online dating
Navigating the challenges of college
Understanding how others perceive you (even if they’re wrong)
Maintaining employment (even if your options are not ideal)
Confronting memories of bullying and showing mercy towards yourself
Serving as a role model to the next generation
Heartfelt, insightful, and generous, this book will enlighten and inform readers, whether they are on the autism spectrum or not.
Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters
This best-selling memoir, "Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters," which was published in 2010 by Penguin Group (USA). Jesse strives to put a human face on Asperger's to make his readers laugh, empathize, and better understand what it means to see the world through the prism of autism.
Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS), a mild form of autism, at the age of fourteen, Jesse struggled with many of the hallmark challenges of the condition--from social awkwardness and self-doubt to extreme difficulty in dealing with change and managing emotions.
Readers have a chance to look through the window of Asperger's, as Jesse shares his unique perspective on such topics as overcoming bullying and chronic rejection, finding purpose and strength, coping with compulsions, and making peace with ritualistic obsessions (including an enduring love of the postal system).