Loving Mr. Spock

Unnervingly clever, obsessively logical and infuriating to live with, but also disarmingly childlike and able to make you laugh – sound familiar?

As many as 1 in 10 people are affected by Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum. With humour, optimism and compelling honesty throughout, this insightful handbook provides invaluable practical advice, including: AS facts and figures; Asperger’s questionnaires; advice and guidelines on diagnosis; Asperger’s and employment; how to handle the difficult times; personal accounts from people with AS and their partners.

By researching expert opinion and telling her own gripping story, Barbara Jacobs reveals the truth about people with AS and those who love them.

Praise for the book:

‘A searingly honest account of the difficulties faced when people who are differently wired come together.’
– David Potter, National Autistic Society

‘It is a must for all those with an autism spectrum disorder in their midst.’
– Christopher Gillberg, Adviser to the World Health Organization

Book details:

Loving Mr. Spock
Understanding an Aloof Lover – Could it be Asperger’s Syndrome?
Barbara Jacobs
Foreword by Tony Attwood
July 2006
240 pages
ISBN 1 84310 472 5

One Response to “Loving Mr. Spock”
  1. Janet McGuinness says:

    I found this book to be extremely one-sided – we never really hear what fun the author was to live with. She certainly makes her husband out to be some sort of alien creature who she needs to prod and poke to figure out.

    Highly distasteful. I’ve been married to a man with asperger’s for nearly 15 years, and while there have been difficult times, sometimes you have to see things from the other person’s perspective (even when they can’t grant you the same courtesy back).

    I hope no one reads this and comes away with the idea that this is the end game of what life is like married to an aspie. It is so much more that it is nearly criminal to leave the rest unspoken.

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