Come see me on the paperback tour for Look Me in the Eye

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25 Aug 2008, 9:17 pm

Here are my appearances, so far. Check my blog at http://jerobison.blogspot.com for the most up to date schedule

Friday, Sept 5, 10-12, Springfield, MA
I'll be herding Rolls Royces for the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement 2008

Tuesday, September 9, North America
The paperback edition of Look Me in the Eye goes on sale. Join me for an opening night celebration at River Run Books, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This event is sponsored by the Birch Tree autism program in Portsmouth.

Saturday, September 13, Burlington VT
I'll be appearing at the Burlington Book Festival, from 1-2PM in the Film House at the Lake & College Performing Arts Center.. Read more at http://www.burlingtonbookfestival.com/ I'll have a second session for people with Asperger's.

Thursday-Saturday, Sept 18-20, Stowe, VT
Join me for the British Invasion, the largest British car show and lifestyle event in the East. http://www.britishinvasion.com/

Sunday, Sept 21, Los Angeles, CA
I'll be signing my books and discussing Look Me in the Eye and anything else at Book Soup.

Monday, September 22, Boulder, CO
Join me for a night at the Boulder Bookstore, 7PM

Tuesday, September 23, Vail, CO
If you can't make Boulder, come to Vail! I'll be at Bookworm of Edwards, 295 Main Street- Unit C101 at 6PM. This is a $20 ticketed event - the ticket price includes a personalized copy of the book and of course whatever spectacle you and I create.

Wednesday, Sept 24, San Francisco
Join me at Book Passage, 7PM

Thursday, Sept 25, San Francisco
If you miss Book Passage, or if once is never enough, I'll also be at Books Inc. at 7:30PM. They're at 2275 Market St. @ Noe in San Francisco (415) 864-6777

Friday, Sept 26, Portland, OR
I'll be at Powells Books Burnside Store at 7PM - Located at 1005 West Burnside Avenue (800) 878-7323

Saturday, Sept 27, Seattle, WA
Join me at Third Place Books at 6:30

Monday, Sept 29, Dayton, OH
Look for me at Books & Company, 7PM

. . . and more to come


Saturday, October 4 all day
My brother Augusten and I are the keynote speakers for the Asperger Association of New England's annual convention, and I'll also do some small group discussions. Come see us in Boston. More info at http://www.aane.org/ This conference requires registration.

Saturday, October 18, Buffalo, NY
I'll be be appearing at the Disabilities Film Festival and Speaker Series at the Market Arcade Theater from 6-10PM. Contact Tess Fraser [email protected]

Friday, Nov 7, Boston
I'll be a guest at the Taste of Grub fundraiser for the Grub Street Writers. http://www.grubstreet.org/ for tickets

Monday, Dec 8, St Charles, IL
Raising Student Achievement - keynote speaker, reception, lunch and book signing. 8AM to 2PM at Pheasants Run Resort. Contact Barb Jacquet at 815 636 3040 or [email protected]

Feb 7-9, Orlando, FL
I'll be attending the First Year Reading Experience conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel. www.sc.edu/fye


April 9, 2009, Easthampton, MA
I'll be the keynote speaker for the 2009 Autism Resources conference at the Log Cabin


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25 Aug 2008, 9:38 pm

Thank you John! I read your book - again, thank you.

I am a HFA, by Dx.

You have many appearances to make w/ regard to your book. Notice I live in Fairbanks, AK! I suppose this means I am exempt, yes? Sigh.....
Check out my video, URL below. Good you have come to the Wrong Planet!


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25 Aug 2008, 9:47 pm

LabPet, I'd go to Alaska if a bookstore invited me and the publiher paid the way . . . what you see is $4,000 in plane tickets so I'm taking a break on long distance flights for a bit. But it sounds neat and I hope to get there one day.

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25 Aug 2008, 10:24 pm

johnrobison wrote:
LabPet, I'd go to Alaska if a bookstore invited me and the publiher paid the way . . . what you see is $4,000 in plane tickets so I'm taking a break on long distance flights for a bit. But it sounds neat and I hope to get there one day.

Woof!


Incentive: Great fishing opportunites up here :D

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25 Aug 2008, 10:25 pm

I came across that book the other day while searching for books on Aspergers. (They had disappointingly little...especially people who suffer from the disorder themselves) I was quite thrilled to see a book like yours. Couldn’t afford to purchase it then but I did read through it. Hope to go back and get it soon though.

Sadly none of those locations are anywhere near me.


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26 Aug 2008, 7:47 am

I'm from South Africa and there is almost nothing on Asberger available to the general public. I had to order my copy over the net, great book though. Can someone see what they can get over here.



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26 Aug 2008, 9:23 am

I feel bad to say I have bought your book, but not read it yet. I collect books by autistic people, and the collecting and organizing of them has come to be more my interest than the reading at times. But now I will actually open it up and read it this time.

I can see it right over on my bookshelf on the second row of books by autistic people, it is a hardback with a light bluish spine. It is in between Chammi Rajapatirana's book The Vial (thin book with a brown cover with black spiral binding, unusual paper inside with a neat texture and off-white color), and Katja Rohde's book Ich Igelkind: Botschaften aus einer autistischen Welt. (hardcover, orange and black, average size, the writing falling the opposite direction from what I consider normal because it is German -- the title, which I love the first part of, is "I, the hedgehog-child", and then the subtitle means "Messages from an autistic world"). Hedgehog-child is a great word -- I don't know enough German to know if it literally means that or if it is an idiom for something else.

At any rate, I'll get to doing something beyond endlessly organizing the position of your book someday, I promise, but at least hopefully you've gotten the money from my buying it if not yet a reader.


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26 Aug 2008, 10:16 am

I've read your book, and I liked it, however I can't take you up on your offer, as your book tour is not coming anywhere near me.


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26 Aug 2008, 10:21 am

Hey, John Elder, will you be coming to New York City, I hope? :D



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26 Aug 2008, 12:22 pm

I will have at least one NY city date. . . check the blog in a month or so when we've added the next batch


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26 Aug 2008, 12:56 pm

johnrobison wrote:
I will have at least one NY city date. . . check the blog in a month or so when we've added the next batch

OK, thanks!



26 Aug 2008, 1:08 pm

I have seen your book in a couple stores and skimmed it. I came to the part where you look at the AS criteria and realize you have it. I don't know if you got a diagnoses diagnoses or not. Being told by a doctor you it isn't a official diagnosis.


I see you are coming to Portland. I feel so happy that you are and it's in the evening instead of during the day or morning because I work that day.



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26 Aug 2008, 1:11 pm

Spokane Girl, you asked about me and diagnosis . . . did you know about the new TMS studies being conducted by Alvaro Pascual Leone of Harvard Medical School? I've been working with his team in a research collaboration that's showing remarkable promise. I've actually done some of the first studies that identify autistic brains via scientific measurement, as opposed to interpretation of test results.

The idea being explored is that we can use powerful magnetic fields to induce tiny electrical currents in the brain, thereby altering the way we think. The early results show a lot of promise in remediating certain undesirable traits of Asperger's. Specifically, there seems to be the potential to increase "emotional intelligence," something we are weak in.

The TMS acts on target areas that are less than 1% of the total brain mass. So it's very focused.

Here are some blog essays you might find interesting:
http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2008/06/ch...utism.html
http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2008/05/an...f-tms.html
http://jerobison.blogspot.com/2008/05/vi...tions.html

This is fascinating stuff. . . it offers the promise of helping us improve areas of our brains that are weak, while leaving our strengths and our essential being unchanged.

So I'll see you in Portland in a few weeks!


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