Pretending to Be Normal

Pretending to Be Normal

Living With Asperger's Syndrome (autism Spectrum Disorder)

Book - 2015
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance.
Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Baker & Taylor
An autism consultant, researcher and author of books on autism spectrum disorder recounts how she grew up as undiagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and was later diagnosed as an adult.

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Willey, an autism consultant, researcher, and author of books on autism spectrum disorder, recounts how she grew up as undiagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and was later diagnosed as an adult. She describes her childhood and experiences at school, the coping strategies she developed, her teen years and relationships with peers, her college and graduate school years, her husband and children, and additional information on her experiences since the last edition, when she received her official diagnosis. She includes appendices on how to explain the condition to others, survival skills for college students, employment options and responsibilities, tips for organizing home life, coping strategies for sensory perception problems, and strategies for supporting people with Asperger's. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, c2015
Edition: Expanded ed
ISBN: 9781849057554
Branch Call Number: 616.85883 WIL
Characteristics: 191 p. ;,23 cm.


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