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Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate [Read] ➫ Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate By Cynthia Kim – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Cynthia Kim explores all the uirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD in this accessible witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractabl Cynthia Kim explores all the and Socially PDF ↠ uirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD Nerdy Shy eBook ó in this accessible witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at Shy and Socially ePUB ↠ some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic Her own life presents many rich examples From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits She explains how they impact on everything from self care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them including a section on the vestibular sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autismWell known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog Musings of an Aspie Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners family members friends and colleagues but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.


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  1. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    I am so excited that this book is here I am a woman in her 40's who like the author Cynthia Kim was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome at a late age I very much related to this book but not only that I have studied Aspergers for years and read every single book available that is out there and this is a fantastic book that is a must have for anyone thinking they have Aspergers knowing they have Aspergers loving someone with Aspergers or just wanting to understand Aspergers especially if you are a femaleThe official blurb Cynthia Kim explores all the uirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD in this accessible witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic Her own life presents many rich examples From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits She explains how they impact on everything from self care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them including a section on the vestibular sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autismRich with personal anecdotes and useful advice this intelligent insider guide will be helpful to adults with ASDs and their partners and family members friends colleagues and professionals working with people with autism as well as anyone exploring whether they may be on the spectrumMy ReviewCynthia Kim has written one of the best books I have ever read on how life is with Aspergers not only is it intelligent writing but it's extremely readable and presented in a way that is easy to understand and digest Some memoir style books of this type seem like the writer is lost in their own world and there is no sense of connection to the words the book or the message This is different it's really goodOne of the go to books for women with Aspergers is Rudy Simone's popular book Aspergirls which is also an excellent book part memoir part educational I think Cynthia's book should be right up there at the top of the pile alsoAs a woman with Aspergers and a book reviewer I am always interested to read about other people with Aspergers personal experiences especially other women I related so much to Cynthia's life and journey there is so much to learn from this book as she talks about all the things that those with Aspergers live with on a daily basis including but not limited toExecutive functioning issues sensory issues meltdowns and shutdowns marriage and relationships parenting issues social anxiety and friendships special and obsessive interests schooling learning and most importantly and what I just LOVED was her list of STRENGTHS that those with Aspergers haveThis is a very positive book overall and I can't recommend it enough if you need to educate yourself on AS or if you are a fellow Aspergian like CynthiaThe writing is fluid and the book is broken into topics I liked the way personal anecdotes and experiences were woven in with facts and I have to say Cynthia has done her research everything presented in here is solid and sound information Cynthia shares everything from her feelings around diagnosis to seeing how her new labels sat with her which ones she accepted and which ones she didn't With clear examples of HOW Aspergers plays out in different situation the neurotypical non autistic reader can gain precious insight into what is going on for someone with Aspergers in everyday sitations that may be second nature to them Diagnostic rates of Autism are on the rise world wide with massive amounts of diagnostics happening in later life middle age of women who flew under the radar as children and adolescents as initially Aspergers was only thought to be present in boysmales Possibly because early studies were only done on boys not girls This book could not be timelyI related and nodded my head and understood so much of this book I think it's a wonderful read I am certainly going to be promoting this book in the many Facebook groups I run for adults with Aspergers and those who parent children with Aspergers tooAs Cynthia shares her life her thoughts her experiences good and bad she makes sure the book is well balanced with facts and information the blend is perfect Absolutely perfectFive stars I highly recommend this book I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishing in exchange for an honest reviewFor of my book reviews plenty of awesome books to win and author A events come to follow me on Twitter


  2. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    THIS is the book you need read if you want to learn about living with AutismAspergers THIS ONE RIGHT HERE IGNORE THE REST Ha ha I'm kidding But ignore Asperger's and Girls because it's horrendous and inaccurate and read THIS because this is by a woman with Aspergers Also she's a blogger at Musings of an Aspie And I'd read a lot of her blog prior to reading the book so I kept doing double takes and deja vu moments with WAIT HAVEN'T I READ THIS BEFORE? But it didn't matter because there's tons of fresh content in here too and it's all linear and flows and just so well written YAY FOR BLOGGERS WHO WRITE BOOKSIt also really delves into the psychological side of autism Cynthia Kim talks about her childhood living undiagnosed and just lists symptoms but also just attitudes and tells and thought processes It is so clear and interesting and well written I got a little lost at the end because it gets really psychological but it was so interesting I couldn't get enough It's uite funny at times and very brutally honest It talks about how Autism is an invisible disability at time especially for girls but how passing as neurotypical can be exhausting and damaging She was in her 40s before she got diagnosed She is not a savant She does mental stimming than phsyical She's married and has a kid she talks about what it's like to be married to an Aspie and make it work and also things Aspie parents should take into consideration while trying to raise their kids And it's a really open detailed book with lists and boxes and mini chapters and just so easy and wonderful to read JUST SO GOOD OKAY??


  3. Chris Chris says:

    Excellent book about the life changing discovery that you're autistic in your 40s Oh how I could relate to THAT Based on Cynthia Kim's blog Musings of an Aspie this book is packed full of everything Kim's learned since her diagnosis backed by research and supported by stories from Kim's life


  4. Michelle Llewellyn Michelle Llewellyn says:

    Cynthia Kim was fortunate to find someone who got her to have a child and find a successful fulfilling career so she didn't fail at adulthood like she keeps stressing out about in her bookAs a newly diagnosed Aspie my whole life has been spent struggling to understand why I can't achieve those same worthwhile goals She offers no answers only page after page of how she learned to communicate with her husband successfully raise her child all while trying not to go insane By chapter 11 I was getting tired of being inside her head Sorry Cynthia but not all Aspie's think exactly the same way you do


  5. Winter Sophia Rose Winter Sophia Rose says:

    Insightful Honest Intense An Incredible Read I Loved It


  6. Magdelanye Magdelanye says:

    Adults expect other adults to know how to sit in a chair p102I not only only wasn't perfect I wasn't even normal p183I am not sure if CK intended her book to be especially funny or if I was being insensitive when I gasped with laughter at reading her insiders account of someone herself who was already an accomplished human being compensating uite nicely thank you when diagnosed with Aspergers the perky form of autism Or maybe my inadvertent laughter was the shock of recognition that flashed when I realized that she was often describing something that I have experienced like being constantly chastised for being fidgety and unable to sit uietly in a chair for than 5 minutes Like being overwhelmed by particular stimuli or rendered inarticulate when emotionally overcome; or prone to solitude withdrawn; sometimes forgetting to brush my hair before going out awkward oblivious to common social cues in fact that is probably one of the main reasons I gravitated towards this book I am rather nerdy shy and socially inappropriate And the cover? Could be a self portrait of me before I learned to modulate simmer downInstead of running for a diagnoses I recognize what a fine exists between mental health and mental illness I choose to stay on this side of the boundary CK claims to have benefited from her diagnoses finding that it has enabled her to make sense of her life Her strong sense of being supported by loving family and friends her determination and her clarity have allowed her to come to terms with the labels that come with any diagnoses I am glad she didn't stop there but instead has given us this brave and much needed guide to a murky areathe rules are supposed to serve me not the other way around p88


  7. Victoria (RedsCat) Victoria (RedsCat) says:

    There are few traits that are universal which makes it hard to write a definitive book about life on the spectrum Cynthia Kim It also makes it confusing to tell people about But books like Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate A User Guide to an Asperger Life make it a lot easier both to understand ourselves as Aspies and help others understand us As I was reading I probably highlighted something on every page I kept telling my cat That is so me I took so many notesNerdy covers almost all my traits and uirks From triggers to sensory overloads those scented products the world loves those are torture to me from insomnia to routines Executive Function oh my word There's a name for my decision making and problem solving issues Catastrophizing to perfectionism both debilitating Stims and flat face and routines Alone versus lonely And yes eating the same foods every dayThe topics are weighty but Cynthia makes them inviting even humorous ie my face keeps wandering off on its own And she also imparts good advice and coping suggestions Highly recommendedThank you to Jessica Kingsley Publishers and NetGalley for the pleasure of reading and reviewing this book


  8. julieta julieta says:

    A truly enjoyable read Kim walks you through what Asperger looks from the inside It's very helpful for anyone who wants to understand what a person with Asperger feels or thinks She clears a few misunderstandings about Asperger and explains how each term related to this condition looks like I was looking for the point a view of a woman because Asperger look very different in boys or men compared to women She explains theory of mind empathy all from the eyes of an insider I loved it


  9. TheOldWoman&TheSea TheOldWoman&TheSea says:

    Not a bad book but I can't say I really enjoyed reading itThe title seemed a bit misleading to me and made me expect a different type of bookI was also hoping to read about the struggles in everyday life I was diagnosed last year at age 47 But for Cynthia there didn't seem to be any struggles at least not in the book She's happily married raised her daughter and has a successful business And if there were any small problems along the way well she has done her research figured them out and poof all goneI couldn't sympathize with the author and the book also didn't give me any new useful interesting ideas To me it seemed a bit easy and impersonal


  10. Susan Dunne Susan Dunne says:

    Just read a couple of chapters of this so far and I'm really impressedAs a late diagnosed Aspie myself I find Cynthia's insights really interesting especially on social communication keep thinking Yeah that's meThere's not much around on late diagnosed people let alone adults on the spectrum so this is a great additionSusan


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