Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's another Saturday Night and I.....

Went to the bookstore,

To let John Robison Look Me in the Eye.
(Sing along with me now!)

He was animated and very amusing,

He's really quite a guy!

Okay, enough of the silliness. Last Saturday night I ditched one of my cult meetings to go see one of my favorite authors - John Elder Robison. It was so worth it!

John is amazing. He talked for almost 45 minutes, digressing to tell stories along the way, and never once lost his train of thought or stumbled. He has an excellent command of the English language and is very entertaining.

I don't think the audience was prepared for John. There were so many people there with Aspergers or Autism in their families. I think he gave them a lot of hope, especially when he talked about the TMS study at Harvard and his successes in regaining some of his emotional intelligence.

I won't give away too much because everyone needs to hear him speak and listen to his message. He is dynamic and very interesting.

It was a great way to spend a Saturday night and I now have 3 signed copies of his book - the hardcover I won in a contest when it first came out, the hardcover I bought to lend out to friends and the paperback I bought Saturday.

I will continue to lend out the books because everyone who reads them is enlightened and impressed.

Thanks John for a wonderful experience!

7 comments:

Barrie said...

Very fun pics. Looks like it was a very fun evening.

Jeni said...

I'm so glad you mentioned this book in your post. It's one I've been intending to purchase and for whatever reason, I haven't yet done that. With two grandchildren (Maya and Kurtis, who -along with their parents and older half-sister -live with me) who are both autistic, I really do have to get on track here and get that book! I'd love to hear him speak too -I've read excerpts from his book and I think seeing/hearing him would be fantastic.

John Elder Robison said...

It was great to see you there. Now I've finally done it . . . met the Anti Wife. I always said, that is one of the best blogger names ever.

And thanks for all your support. It surely means a lot.

Woof!

ChrisEldin said...

So cool!!!! I hope one day he comes to Baltimore!!

Great pic of the two of you!!
:-)

Robin said...

Nice pics, Anti. I have to read that book. Considering what I do for a living, it's sort of criminal not to.

What sort of cult do you belong to?

Polly Kahl said...

Hi Anti, how wonderful that you two finally got to meet. I've gotten together with John a couple of times and he's always fun and interesting to talk with. Great picture of you two also.

cindy said...

you look great! and it looks like a wonderful author event, how fun. happy weekend, AW!