Book Report Central!! This section for books you have personally read and your thoughts on them. Edit
(Note: I have included links to Amazon and other sites because the books have been reviewed by others which can help you make an informed choice)
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome(Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment) by Valerie Gaus - This book may be a little clinical for some since it was written with the professional psychologist in mind, but I found the specific information on the various aspects of functioning to be very helpful. The discussion of Speech Pragmatics can be particularly helpful when you have a very articulate and verbally superior AS to deal with in terms of identifying very specific areas where communications breaks down.
- Asperger's From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome by Michael John Carley. I read this book at 2 in the morning after another totally idiotic blow up with my AS partner. It was helpful in terms of showing me some of what his world was like. I especially related to where he talked about "Just be yourself" and what a disaster that was. It also prepared me a little bit for the ups and downs we are experiencing regarding diagnosis. It will take him some time to come to terms with this and Carly gives a fair idea of the kinds of feelings an AS is going to have in accepting their Aspergers. I recognized my partner right away when Carley talked about his rant on treatment of people in Iraq right after 9/11. Outspoken all the way!!