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Inhaltsangabe: 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
 
Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn?t a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger?s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. When his son, Cubby, asked, ?Where did I come from?? John said he?d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would ?do all chores.? He read electrical engineering manuals to Cubby at bedtime. He told Cubby that wizards turned children into stone when they misbehaved.

Still, John got the basics right. He made sure Cubby never drank diesel fuel at the automobile repair shop he owns. And he gave him a life of adventure: By the time Cubby was ten, he?d steered a Coast Guard cutter, driven a freight locomotive, and run an antique Rolls Royce into a fence.

The one thing John couldn?t figure out was what to do when school authorities decided that Cubby was dumb and stubborn?the very same thing he 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 chemist?smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring state and federal agents calling. Afterward, with Cubby facing up to sixty years in prison, both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally coming to terms with being ?on the spectrum? as both a challenge and a unique gift.

By turns tender, suspenseful, and hilarious, this is more than just the story of raising Cubby. It?s the story of a father and son who grow up together.

Praise for John Robison's first book, Look Me In the Eye:

"Lean, powerful in its descriptive accuracy and engaging in its understated humor...Emotionally gripping." -- Chicago Tribune

"A fantastic life story told with grace, humor, and a bracing lack of sentimentality." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Endearing...Robison is a natural storyteller." -- Boston Globe

Inhaltsangabe: 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.

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