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Positively Autistic: The Poetic Vision with Erik and Sandy

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  Today it is my pleasure to interview Jesse Saperstein, who is a best-selling authior of the book Atypical-Life with Autism in 20 and 1/3rd chapters.  He is an anti-bullying advocate and succesful aspy.

  As usual their will be poetry and I will be joined by my co-host Sandra Lang.


Jesse Saperstein bio-  Jesse A. Saperstein is the author of a best-selling memoir, "Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters," which was published in 2010 by Penguin Group (USA). The author strives to put a human face on Asperger's to make his readers laugh, empathize, and better understand what it means to see the world through the prism of autism.

Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS), a mild form of autism, at the age of fourteen, Jesse struggled with many of the hallmark challenges of the condition--from social awkwardness and self-doubt to extreme difficulty in dealing with change and managing emotions.

Readers have a chance to look through the window of Asperger's, as Jesse shares his unique perspective on such topics as overcoming bullying and chronic rejection, finding purpose and strength, coping with compulsions, and making peace with ritualistic obsessions (including an enduring love of the postal system).