Peek inside the ups and downs of a real-life Asperger's marriage.
In this fearless collection of smart and funny true stories, Tom and Linda Peters bring humor and heart to the subject of Asperger's Syndrome.
As real-life counterparts to the fictional couple in Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, Tom and Linda give readers a candid and hilarious look into their socially awkward Asperger's marriage. Raw and personal, these humorous bite-sized essays are dedicated to everyone who (despite their best efforts) seems to blurt out inappropriate facts and say odd things at precisely the wrong time.
Read this Book to Learn Useful Life Skills Like:
- Why Watching Spawning Fish Might Not Be the Best Idea for a First Date
- How to Get Your Asperger's Husband to Happily Load the Dishwasher with One Simple Tweak of Language
- How to Rescue Your Wife from a Wild Opossum with One Phone Call
- How to Put the World Back Together Again When You Wake Up in a Sea of Hawaiian Shirts
At just five years old, composer and GRAMMY®-nominated classical musician Tom Peters first suspected that there was something wrong with him. He couldn't figure out what it was, though, because he was busy conducting Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with an orchestra of teddy bears lined up on his racecar bed.
Like the author of The Journal of Best Practices, Tom went looking for answers as an adult. With Linda, the love of his life, he hoped to find out why people were so much harder to understand than 16th Century counterpoint or basic quantum physics. At the age of 47, Tom was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning form or autism.
Being unable to understand nonverbal communication or how you relate to other people around you can lead to situations that are full of both humor and pain. Like Higashida's The Reason I Jump, this book helps people to better understand what goes on inside the mind of someone on the spectrum.
If you're feeling a little socially awkward, you're not alone. Whether you're an introvert, have social anxiety, or have been labeled with an acronym like ADD, OCD, ADHD, NVLD, PTSD or ASD, we all have the same human needs to feel loved, respected and understood. The practical strategies employed in these little stories can be used immediately to help you find better ways to communicate and finally feel heard.
If you identified with Jenny Lawson's laugh-out-loud books about living with depression and anxiety, you won't want to miss Our Socially Awkward Marriage. This humorous and inspiring read will make you laugh, cry and feel empowered. And it will stay with you long after you finish reading about why pugs in Christmas sweaters should rarely be squeezed.
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