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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism Hardcover – November 1, 2005
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“If you’ve ever wondered, ‘What is going through my child’s mind? Why can’t he get social interactions?’ then this book is for you! ‘A-ha!’ moments abound.”
Veronica Zysk, editor of Autism/Asperger’s Digest and this book, both published by Future Horizons.
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- Publisher : Future Horizons; 1st edition (November 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 383 pages
- ISBN-10 : 193256506X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1932565065
- Item Weight : 1.61 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.01 x 1.34 x 9.58 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #886,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Neurotypicals have the luxury of not paying much attention to these rules since they are automatic and don't require much energy or intellectual processing - it's a place of privilege.
To be precise, I want a navigation map, with info generated by aspie for aAnecdotspies. This book had too much on the generation process and little on the map itself. It is too verbose. Most of the books consists of the experience of the writes. Experiences that are very famliar and relatable. I want the rules, more than the experiences. By the time we got the rules, there are mostly what I already picked up and would be more useful to give to aspergers who had not realised that about himself. The explanation of the rules are still in the autobiographical formats. This is why skipped most of it. I want a more variety of perspectives on why those rules work and how bet to execution them. The book is too verbose, more of a pair of autobiographies than anything else. Aspergers tend to overwrite, of course, but "avoid useless words" is one of the best rule on writing. I will reread it. I prefer somethings similar to the art of war. State a thesis, explain it, with examples on how best to execute it and why the execution failed. For this one, it is more two aspergers describing their personal experences.
I had two issues with the book.
First it could have used a glossary. Terms and acronyms were sometimes used that were not defined in provided dictionaries, and it was hard to find definitions for some of these, for example "ABA" (Which I finally discovered stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis.), and "stimming" or "stim" (Which is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or repetitive movement of objects common in individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. Ref: Wikipedia).
Second, Amazon offered a 2005 addition that I could read on my iPhone. Shortly after buying it, though, I was disappointed to discover that another substantially newer edition (2011) was available at another site that I could have also read on my IPhone.