Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author: John Elder Robison
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-09-25
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780307405722

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author: Caryl Wyatt
Publsiher: CCB Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781771430982

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Caryl’s story is a rare gift as it provides insight into an epidemic that brews behind closed doors in more homes than we would care to imagine. If statistics are accurate (the prevalence of abuse is much higher because domestic violence is notoriously under-reported), then up to 25% of the female population suffers abuse at home every week. In fact, as much as 80% of violence against women is at the hands of the men who supposedly love them. If we care at all for our humanity, society as a whole needs to take up Caryl’s mantra of Abuse Is No Excuse. Few understand the nature or the power of abuse and why someone chooses to stay in an ongoing abusive relationship. However, in reading Caryl’s story, she allows us to put ourselves in her place and we are left to wonder if we would have been able to do it any differently given her history and her reality. This is the gift that Caryl brings with her story and the honest way in which it is told--she makes it possible to move outside of ourselves and our own realities, judgments and prejudices so that we are able to walk the journey of another. This is a rare opportunity to truly live the life of a victim of abuse and to understand--from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation. Caryl falsely believed she was powerless to leave. Out on the street with no money, without work and nowhere to go, after a failed third marriage, she didn’t make the choice to leave--but she did make the choice to survive. Caryl chose to learn and understand the nature of domestic violence, its root and its cure. All addictions are one-day-at-a-time journeys to recovery--join Caryl on hers. Praise received for Look Me in the Eye “One of the best personal odyssey stories I have ever read.” Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love “Look Me in the Eye is a rare opportunity for us to truly ‘live’ the life of a victim of Domestic Violence, and to understand from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.” Alison, author of I Have Life About the Authors CARYL WYATT was born in Rhodesia in 1950, where she was brought up in a variety of broken homes. She was abused by her step-father as a child. She moved to South Africa as a wide-eyed 18-year-old and entered the world of modeling. She has 3 broken marriages behind her, but today, as witnessed in her book, has come to terms with her past. She lives in Johannesburg. Visit Caryl’s web site: www.abuseisnoexcuse.co.za ANITA LE ROUX was born in Gauteng, South Africa. She spent twenty years as a television producer before switching careers to writing. As storyteller, both in film and in print, she has been enthused by the true, life stories of women. The insights into Caryl’s story were grounded in her passionate interest in spiritual psychology.

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author: Barbara Macdonald,Cynthia Rich
Publsiher: Spinsters Ink
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2001
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: UCSC:32106017517886

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This classic book deals with ageism, feminism, lesbian relationships and how society treats them. It combines personal experience of ageing with groundbreaking feminist theory. This new, expanded edition includes a tribute to Barbara Macdonald by Lise Weil. Barbara died at the age of 86 in June, 2000, and LOOK ME IN THE EYE shows the impact her work has had on understanding women and ageing.

Look Me in the Eye a Play in One Act

Look Me in the Eye   a Play in One Act
Author: Lindsay Price,Theatrefolk
Publsiher: Theatrefolk
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2003
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781894870399

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Raising Cubby

Raising Cubby
Author: John Elder Robison
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-03-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307884862

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The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble John Robison was not your typical dad. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Instead of a speech about the birds and the bees, he told his son, Cubby, that he'd bought him at the Kid Store—and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would “do all chores.” While other parents played catch with their kids, John taught Cubby to drive the family's antique Rolls-Royce. Still, Cubby seemed to be turning out pretty well, at least until school authorities decided that he was dumb and stubborn—the very same thing John had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger’s too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant and curious chemist—smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring federal agents calling. With Cubby facing a felony trial—and up to sixty years in prison—both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally accepting that being “on the spectrum” is both a challenge and a unique gift.

Be Different

Be Different
Author: John Elder Robison
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-03-22
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780307884831

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In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a time when the diagnosis didn’t exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In each story, he offers practical advice for anyone who feels “different” on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: • How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations • Why manners matter • How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills • How to deal with bullies • When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity • How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1429902523

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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

Look Into My Eyes Asperger s Hypnosis and Me

Look Into My Eyes  Asperger s  Hypnosis and Me
Author: Dan Jones
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781326917609

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Look Into My Eyes is an autobiography of one man's life through the lens of Asperger's syndrome - a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder. This second edition includes a chapter written by the authors wife about what it is like to be in a relationship with an someone with Asperger's Syndrome, she shares both the positive aspects, and the challenges. As a small child Dan Jones knew he was different to other children, they would want to play football and interact with each other, he would want to crawl around searching for snails keeping himself to himself. Dan found his own coping strategies to manage his anxieties, discovering meditation as an eight year old, and hypnosis as a teenager. This book offers a rare insight into what it is like to live with Asperger's. Dan has a unique perspective; not only does he have Asperger's, but a large part of his professional life has been spent working with people with autism spectrum disorder and their carers.

Superhuman Eye Contact

Superhuman Eye Contact
Author: Patrick King
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2015-10-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1517688434

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Do you struggle to hold eye contact? Does it make you feel unconfident, uncomfortable, and self-conscious? Or do you just want to appear more charismatic and confident?Then Superhuman Eye Contact has the insightful tips and innovative exercises you need to become an eye contact expert - overnight.If you are bad at eye contact, people will assume that you are creepy or untrustworthy. If you are merely average at eye contact, you won't be negative, yet you won't be memorable either. But if you are SUPERHUMAN at eye contact, you will instantly make an impression and have people clamoring for your attention.All this because of eye contact? Absolutely.If the amount of eye-related phrases in our vocabulary is any indication, (the eyes are the window to the soul...) yes! Eyes are what people use as a guide to your overall character. Mastering eye contact is essential to becoming the person you've always wanted to be.What tips and exercises from years of coaching eye contact will you learn?* The #1 obstacle to strong eye contact and the two best ways to crush it.* Exactly how and when to break eye contact gracefully.* How to alter your eye contact for meaningful flirting.* What your eyes should never be doing, though you probably do it daily.* How the direction someone looks in can determine their truthfulness.* How to adjust your eye contact according to emotional and physical space.Real, actionable advice that can actually affect your life.How will your daily life improve?* You will project an image of confidence and poise.* You will force others to respect you and your presence.* You will become more captivating without having to say a word.* Your charisma quotient will skyrocket.* Interactions with the opposite sex will improve tenfold, guaranteed.* Most importantly you will feel comfortable making eye contact with anyone, stranger or friend... and use it to make them comfortable with you.Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

Almond Eyes

Almond Eyes
Author: Terri Kelley,Alwin Galera Fernandez
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-07-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1489524711

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Sometimes, the things that a child hears about himself or herself is confusing to him or her. That is the case with the young boy in Almond Eyes. As a young child, he is constantly told that he has "beautiful Almond Eyes". He doesn't understand what this means until he asks his mother. She explains that his eyes are shaped like almonds because he is Korean. The boy then notices the different eye shapes of all of his friends. This is a wonderful book about celebrating the differences among friends.

In the Eyes of Madness

In the Eyes of Madness
Author: Michael Pang
Publsiher: Solafide Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-09-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0998135801

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A desperate search for one's genetic origin ... A grip on one's sanity ... A discovery of demonic warfare ... The beginnings of an exorcist. In the Eyes of Madness

Wakeupnigga

Wakeupnigga
Author: J. Powell
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2015-03-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1502591626

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Shit, Niggas need to know!

Look Me in the Eye

Look Me in the Eye
Author: Mark L. Massaglia
Publsiher: Baker's Plays
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2004
Genre: Children with disabilities
ISBN: 0874401992

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The Sophomores and Me

The Sophomores  and Me
Author: Daniel W. Hood
Publsiher: Booksurge Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-10-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1439202532

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Suddenly, a plethora of thoughts and memories raced through my mind; my childhood, my parents, my friends, but most of all someone whom I hadn't seen in many years.

Lodestone Book One

Lodestone Book One
Author: Mark Whiteway
Publsiher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010-04-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1602645469

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Alli-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, rains meteoroids onto the surface of the planet Kelanni. But the so-called "lodestones" behave according to different physical laws, transforming Kelanni's society. With the aid of the fearsome Keltar in their flying cloaks, the Kelanni are being put to forced labor to mine the lodestones. Shann, an orphan with a fiery disposition, witnesses a battle between a Keltar and a stranger bearing a similar flying cloak. She tracks down the stranger, learning of the technology behind the Keltars' power and joining him on a mission to free the slaves and cut off their supply of lodestones. Meanwhile Keris, a Keltar, is sent on a mission to track down the rebels. She is attacked by a flying creature and saved by the enigmatic Chandara. At their Great Tree, she learns that a mysterious "Prophet" is out to destroy the Kelanni people. Their only hope is a powerful instrument hidden in the distant past. Pursued by Keltar, the party will encounter bizarre creatures, ancient technologies and terrifying dangers. Finally, they must seek to cross a massive storm barrier in order to reach the other side of their world, where a world-shaking revelation awaits.