Publisher: Independent Publisher
Publication Date: August 27, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
There are those that know they’re Asperger and some that are Asperger-curious, the author suggesting the latter “sounds like a quiz from some shady, online dating site.” For either of the two or somewhere in between, there’s a humorous collection of tongue-in-cheek essays meant to entertain and educate.
Stuff Aspergers Like explores what being an Aspie (nickname among those in the culture) means. From socialization and communication to education to work to relationships, there are plenty of anecdotes and pop culture references to illustrate traits that surface in everyday interactions. The book covers what it means to be Asperger from a cultural point of view and is meant to be taken very seriously. Or not.
Grasping the social language of neurotypicals (non-Asperger people) may be difficult, but you’ll learn quickly that “well hung” has nothing to do with framing the picture on the wall. Those with Asperger’s are known for their adherence to structure and moral uprightness, but thankfully, not many are the workplace recyclopaths, placing pictures of the weekly eco-sinner by the printer to remind everyone to save paper. Aspergers are known for their fondness of dating and marrying people from other cultures, some claiming to have always been, as teenagers, “chasing after the foreign exchange students.” These foreign students were, of course, running back to the airport, “once they learned of his fantasies of hosting a real Swiss Miss from Switzerland, complete with a sexy short skirt, low hanging blouse and hot chocolate spiked with something that’s only legal for a minor to drink in the European country the student hails from.”
Taking your child to an Aspie child’s home? Given the fact Asperger children have the tendency to play adult with their peers and dictate playtime, you’ll need not worry about the lack of supervision—or lessons on everything from grades to handwashing.