John Elder Robison - Raising Cubby

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
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. 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? By turns tender, suspenseful, and hilarious, Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives ($26.00) is more than just the story of raising Cubby. It’s the story of a father and son who grow up together.

John Elder Robison is the author 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.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us
ISBN: 9780307884848
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 12th, 2013

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