Raising Cubby

Raising a child is a challenge. Raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome is more of a challenge. Raising a child with Asperger’s when you have Asperger’s yourself is really challenging. Follow John Elder Robison (Look Me in the Eye), as he chronicles his adventures in Raising Cubby. This is a highly entertaining read, regardless of whether or not you have been personally touched by Asperger’s Syndrome. Follow Robison as he uses his unconventional approach to parenting to navigate his son through trains, school, girls, and explosives.  I listened to the audiobook version, read by the author himself, and I enjoyed it. With accounts like these, having the author read the story himself lends credibility and authenticity.

I also recommend Robison’s other titles. In Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s , Robison chronicles his own childhood, well before Asperger’s Syndrome was identified.  Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers is an excellent read for anybody wanting practical advice and a better understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome from the point of view of an Aspergian.