I am assisting my fabulous, wonderful, interesting, quirky cousin who was diagnosed with Aspergers in his teens with his auto biography and decided to read this to get another first person perspective. Wow. Michelle wrote with humour, honesty and wit. I adored “Aspergers on the Inside”... I spent a few hours on a flight reading it (so it isn’t too heavy) and enjoyed every minute.
“Asperger’s on the Inside” is a different memoir and perspective on how it is to have high functioning Aspergers and yet have struggles. On the outside it might look as a person who is good looking, articulate and with great family support should have every opportunity to succeed well in life, yet it seems they seem to go from challenge to challenge and internal struggles. The book is done in a question and answer format that works well and is easy to follow.
Michelle bravo to you. I found your book to be very engaging and insightful regarding the social struggles you faced with employment; school and in developing friendships was such an eye opener but so believable. This is a story of self-discovery and self-acceptance that ends on a high. Highly recommended for anyone...
As a parent of three boys on the autism spectrum, and having many aspie traits myself, I found this book eye opening and encouraging. I particularly like how the take away is to be proud of who you are. Don't change too much just to fit in, that way lies insincerity and depression. I hope, along with the author, that this book can play a big part in raising awareness and understanding amongst NTs (neurotypical people) of the unique gifts that people with Asperger's can offer.
This was hard to read, but only because it reminded me of passages of my own life. Michelle is probably one of the bravest people I have known. If you have ever wondered WHY you just don't 'fit'. If you've ever wondered if you're speaking Swedish (for example) in a world where everyone else speaks Finnish (!) this is the book you need. Just to know you're not the only person in the world who is wired this way is liberating.
After years of walking on eggshells. 1. trying not to upset a particular member of my family. 2. Wondering why she disliked me despite my efforts to have a good relationship with her. 3. Feeling annoyed, hurt and even abused. So now I have an inkling of where the misunderstanding comes from and can maybe broach the subject together. Thanks for the effort you put into writing it Michelle.😍
Michelle wrote exactly how I imagine she would speak. I found Michelle's constant apologising rather distracting and unnecessary, but I got her intent throughout the book. An easy read and a vivid look into her thinking processes.
Michelle, if you are ever in Melbourne again, I'd happily meet up for a coffee with all our kids in tow.
To a person who’s wife has Aspergers this was a revelation. We have both laughed and cried over points that have been so close to our experience. We have been married over 41 years and now it’s making sense 😁
This is a wonderful, honest, funny and educational book. I highly recommend this to bool to everyone whether you are an aspie, know someone who is or maybe you are the parent of one. By the end of the book you will realise you know more Aspie's than you thought you did!!