Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some links to preview Be Different, in print and audio

This is a link to Scribd, where you can read the intro to Be Different just as it appears in the printed book.


If you'd like to hear me read the intro, with pictorial accompaniment, look here

I'm both incredibly excited and incredibly anxious . . . Be Different goes on sale in seven more days!

I'll be speaking in Atlanta on opening day, at the Georgia Autism Society of America conference. The following day, I'm speaking to the Connecticut Special Education folks in Hartford. You can get tickets to that here. On Thursday I'll be addressing the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC.

After that I've got several months of travel in both the US and Canada. I'm looking forward to meeting more of my online friends in person this tour.

See you on the road!

6 comments:

Donna Michelle said...

Will you be coming to the Chattanooga Autism Conferences? I'd love to hear you speak. My son was just diagnosed with Asperger's (etc) and this will be our first time going to a conference.

jeandag said...

My 11 year old grandson has asperger's and i'm sure that i also have it. I was captivated with the title of your book. My mom used to tell me all the time that when i didn't look people in the eyes when talking to them, it meant i was lying and i knew that i was telling the truth so i couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. my grandson gets picked on at school and has no friends, other than his 2 cousins.

jean d'agostino, rhode island

jess said...

oh, john .. you do so much good when you speak. you are making the world a better place, one stop at a time.

wishing you success, and above all, happiness.

mike said...

I just have to say that your book Look me in the Eye was fabulous!!You certainly are very talented! My 17 yr old. had a later diagnosis of Aspergers and I see many similarities! I am hoping he will read your book and I cannot wait to read the next! Although I have read up on Aspergers it is sometimes difficult to remember what can be helped and what cannot! Your insight also gve me a different perspective!!Rachel

Justthisguy said...

I clicked on the Scribd link, waited a minute and a half or so. I saw nothing but a blank screen, and my browser informing me, at the bottom of the screen, that all sorts of people were attempting to load all kinds of weird stuff into my machine.

Please, Sir, if you send us a link, let it be a link only to an old-fashioned plain-text site!

With no adware, or anything like that, please.

Sometimes I think I want to talk to your Alabama relations, and have them look you up, and do an intervention on you.

Having read your book, I know that you are not really a Masshole at heart, and need to get back to yer Southern roots.

Could I prepare you you some cornbread in a cast-iron skillet, and crumble that up into a glass of buttermilk and hand that to you? Would that remind you where you came from?

I am willing to do that, Sir. I tellya I am willing to do anything I can!

annaorana said...

I was blogging about eye contact and referred to your book and linked to your site and noticed you were also blogging about eye contact. Thanks for the additional info and for the synchronicity--I don't think I have Aspergers. I think I have Divived identity disorder, but maybe one of my identities has Aspergers...omg imagine the possibilities. I'm just finding this out, and yes, I'm in therapy, with a guy who specializes in DID...

Anyway, when you're out of synch with the world it's nice to find someone else out of synch in a similar way so you like almost sometimes can connect, right?

Can I have an LOL here?

No, I suppose it's not always funny. At some point even nutty people have to say: hey, I'm a people and here's the figures to back me up. So stop laughing. At least until you see me start to laugh back. Then maybe we're okay.

Peace