Raising Cubby

Raising Cubby

A Father and Son's Adventures With Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives

Book - 2013
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The inspiring and hilarious memoir of a gloriously eccentric dad raising an equally eccentric son, by the bestselling author of "Look Me in the Eye." As an adult, John Elder learned he had Asperger's syndrome, which explained a lot, and his youthful shenanigans made for riotous stories. But it wasn't so funny when his son, Cubby, started having trouble in school and seemed like he might be headed the same way. At seventeen, Cubby was brilliant enough in chemistry to make military-grade explosives, which led to a raid by law enforcement officers. That woke John up to another thing he and Cubby shared: Asperger's syndrome.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2013.
ISBN: 9780385670364
Characteristics: ix, 365 pages ;,25 cm.

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Mtrey
May 22, 2016

Enjoyed this memoir of a high school dropout turned rock band electric pyrotech gadget turned auto restorer to father. Autism is prevalent, and it's good to read how the author dealt with his and then others diagnosis.
Sad thing, the "over the top hoopla" on Cubbys chemistry experiments. Such is the new world reality.

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JudithE
Jul 22, 2013

Loved it. Clear and interesting. A little long when talking about the trial, but I forgive him that -- it's kind of Aspergian!

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