“Unforgiving, The Memoir of an Asperger Teen” by Margaret Jean Adam

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The memoir’s brave narrative, an inviting of mix diary excerpts and personal reflection along with some of her own very moving poetry, offers a clear view into the workings of the Asperger mind. One of the syndrome's hallmark symptoms is a lack of the ability to understand the subtleties of non-verbal communication. Social cues such as body language and facial expressions are opaque to its victims, whose resultant awkward and seemingly inappropriate behavior can leave them feeling isolated and misunderstood.