- File Size: 1791 KB
- Print Length: 146 pages
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (March 15, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 15, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BR0GT34
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,556 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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'There are many books that have been written about being in a relationship with a man with AS, but I have found none to be as insightful, accurate and understanding of both perspectives as this book by Rudy Simone. Each section of the book says it just the way it is; it is realistic, positive and unbiased.'-- From the Foreword by Maxine Aston, author of The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome, Aspergers in Love and The Asperger Couples Workbook
Rudy Simone does it again! Like her other books, Rudy provides the direct instruction empowering those desiring better understanding and appreciation of women with Asperger syndrome. The 'Partner's words' ending each chapter succinctly summarize and are great at driving home each one of the 22 points. My highest recommendation for anyone wanting a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the female with Asperger syndrome in their lives. -- Stephen M. Shore, EdD, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University, internationally known consultant and presenter on issues related to the autism spectrum
Reading Rudy's second book concerning 22 things was just as enlightening and informative as her first book. Whether you are male or female this book will speak your language. I love the down-to-earth approach Rudy takes and the plain speak she uses to take us there. I love the all rounded, no bull, tackle the unmentionable and answer the hard questions stuff that Rudy refuses to shun. Being in a relationship myself with an Aspergirl I recognise so many of the day to day issues. I wish I had read '22 things', so many years ago. It would have explained such a lot and saved us from some of the smog. No matter, it's here now. We need this book! -- Wendy Lawson, psychologist, qualified counselor, social worker and autism advocate, author of many books on topics relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Victoria, Australia
In great Rudy style, Ms Simone shares her frank honesty and first-hand knowledge of what females on the spectrum need, desire and deserve. Rudy Simone sheds light on the enigma surrounding females with Asperger Syndrome and shows her readers the whys and wonders behind the female with ASD. Thanks to Rudy, I can now see many mutually satisfying relationships possible between Aspergirls and their partners! Right on! -- Liane Holliday Willey, author of Safety Skills for Women with Asperger Syndrome: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life
While we have considerable literature to help couples where a male partner has the characteristics of Asperger's syndrome, this is the first book to describe, explore and provide hope and practical advice for a relationship where a woman has these characteristics. Rudy Simone boldly goes where no author has gone before with insight and enterprise. This book will revive and rescue relationships. -- From the foreword by Tony Attwood, Clinical Psychologist and author of many books including The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
In her inimitably warm, witty, and disarming style, Rudy Simone casts light on what you need to know about having a relationship with a woman on the spectrum. One of the most damaging stereotypes of autistic people is that they are uninterested in or incapable of intimacy, and Simone demolishes that stereotype while offering practical, down-to-earth tips that will help you navigate the nuances of forging a lasting relationship with an 'Aspergirl'. Addressing everything from sex, to sensory issues, to emotional vulnerability, to giving and receiving criticism in a caring and safe way, Simone offers a helpful road map that will help you avoid potential pitfalls with the one you love and start building a life of closeness, passion, and honesty together. -- Steve Silberman, contributing editor of Wired magazine and neurodiversity blogger for the Public Library of Science
I find this book extremely well written in a language that non autistic individuals can identify with and get the point of what Rudy Simone is trying to convey. -- Deborah Lipsky, author of From Anxiety to Meltdown and Managing Meltdowns, Maine, USA
Simone writes with humour and candour about control issues, moods, sensory challenges, repetitive behaviours, special interests and more... I would recommend this book to both partners in a relationship in which a woman has Asperger's syndrome. A foreword by Tony Attwood and illustrations by Emma Rios further enhance the book. -- Cynthia Parkhill Blog --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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The book was recommended to me by a lady on Goodreads and for that I am very grateful. Asperger's Syndrome is a milder form of autism characterized by an impairment in social behavior with symptoms such as repetitive behavior, bluntness, rituals, restricted interests and abnormal obsessions. The author is hesitant to note, but some of the greatest geniuses and inventors were most probably on the Asperger's spectrum, but were never diagnosed. In fact, as I was reading this book and looking back on some of my friendships I was astonished at the amount of people I have known that exhibited many of the symptoms.
Asperger's Syndrome in no way restricts a person from living what we call a normal life, but it is important that one is diagnosed and one's partner, whether that be husband or wife, understands the syndrome and is willing to accept and work with the Asperger partner. The rewards for the Non-Asperger partner can be quite astonishing and open up a whole new world of knowledge and creativity.
There is no medication to treat Asperger's Syndrome and that is why support groups and counseling are so very important because, like all of us the individuals on the spectrum are sensitive to the way people perceive them and are prone to depression.
I highly recommend this book, whether or not, you know someone with the Syndrome or not. Ms. Simone's suggestions go way beyond just people with the syndrome and offers a very encouraging blueprint for all those in search of a healthy relationship.
So I think this book could be genuinely helpful to certain people. If you are looking for a book to share with your partner to help them understand which aspects of your personality may be related to your autism and why, this book is a simple and chatty kind of a read.
If you want actual solutions, useful recommendations, or anything based on actual scientific data or statistics, dimly bother.
Beyond that, the book is not helpful. It asks employers to do what no Corporation in America will never do - accommodate quiet and rude people (women, mainly - rude men are quite tolerated). The real answer here is that autistic people who can't function socially at work need behavioral therapy - they need to work with people who can help them function in Corporate America, not hide from it by being self-employed.
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Also mothers of Aspie girls please read it because it will help you understand your daughters , their issues , fears, confusion in an adult alien world . This book can help you help your daughter to make sense of her life. Too often we focus on how different aspies are to us and forget that we are alien to them .
If you are an Aspie woman, you will relate, laugh and nod throughout the book; if you are a man who loves an Aspien woman, you will understand why your partner acts the way she does, why she seems a bit more distant than her neurotypical counterparts and why she is still an AMAZING person!
Upon purchase, I immediately read the book completely which is something for someone who doesn't tend to read books anymore. The book's reading style is informal and personal, and presents almost as an instruction manual for your love one. I found I could identify with the issues presented and took away a couple of key points particular to my wife and I (which is as much as I expected).
It's also the first book I've read on the kindle app on my phone which I found convenient as I could read a page amid the kids bathtime and such.
Although the text is addressed specifically to partners, I honestly believe that every person who comes into contact with a female on the spectrum, whether as a partner, parent, teacher, counsellor, employer, friend or relative, should read this book until it is dog-eared and falling to pieces - and then replace it with a new copy! Despite its small size, it is, quite possibly, the only book you will ever need on the subject.
Many congratulations Rudy on another masterpiece - once again you have hit the nail well and truly on the head.