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American Normal: The Hidden World of Asperger Syndrome
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Copernicus Books
Publication date October 1, 2002
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780387953076
ISBN-10 0387953078
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $27.50
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Summary
Offers a glimpse into the world of Asperger Syndrome, providing portraits of persons having the psychiatriatic condition characterized by deficiencies in social development, obsessional behaviors, and/or feats of memory and calculation. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Asperger's Syndrome, often characterized as a form of "high-functioning autism," is a poorly defined and little-understood neurological disorder. The people who suffer from the condition are usually highly intelligent, and as often as not capable of extraordinary feats of memory, calculation, and musicianship. In this wide-ranging report on Asperger's, Lawrence Osborne introduces us to those who suffer from the syndrome and to those who care for them as patients and as family. And, more importantly, he speculates on how, with our need to medicate and categorize every conceivable mental state, we are perhaps adding to their isolation, their sense of alienation from the "normal." -This is a book about the condition, and the culture surrounding Asperger's Syndrome as opposed to a guide about how to care for your child with Aspergers. -Examines American culture and the positive and negative perspectives on the condition. Some parents hope their child will be the next Glenn Gould or Bill Gates, others worry that their child is abnormal and overreact.

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Hardcover
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from Copernicus Books (October 1, 2002)
9780387953076 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Offers a glimpse into the world of Asperger Syndrome, providing portraits of persons having the psychiatriatic condition characterized by deficiencies in social development, obsessional behaviors, and/or feats of memory and calculation.
Paperback
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from Copernicus Books (October 1, 2002)
9781441929464 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Asperger's Syndrome, often characterized as a form of "high-functioning autism," is a poorly defined and little-understood neurological disorder.

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