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Raising Cubby free pdf 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."

About John Elder Robison

JOHN ELDER ROBISON is theauthor of two previous books, the "New York Times" bestseller"Look Me in the Eye"and"Be Different." He lectures widely on autism and neurological differences, and is a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. John also serves on committees and review boards for the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and Autism Speaks. A machinery enthusiast and avid photographer, John lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his family, animals, and machines."

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Author : John Elder Robison
Publisher : Doubleday Canada
Data Published : 12 March 2013
ISBN : 0385670362
EAN : 9780385670364
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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