This is a book that I was compelled to review.
The reason being that my son who is 19 years old has Aspgerger's Syndrome and I have over the years ordered countless books which gave the promise of being able to help my son learn how to understand and handle daily life including his anxiety disorder. I am sad to say that so many were a disappointment. To clinical or long stretched and only suitable for me, as a mother, to crawl my way through and then go on to try and force some of the things explained into my son's already anxiously cluttered mind. Those books, even though they stated that they were, were not suitable for my son to read by himself. They were just written texts, lacking completely in graphics which we know that people in the autistic spectrum need, ( they are after all visual thinkers!), and some, even I found hard to "decipher".
But here is finally a book that was like a breath of fresh air. I had stumbled upon it by accident on you tube, ( watch the video, here is the link: [...] ) and some bells in my head told me that this was something totally new. I was soooo right.
For the first time ever, here is a book that is actually doing what it promises. My son has embraced this book. He even carries it around in his back pack. He regularly comes to me really excited with a new discovery from the book, saying things like " I know why I do this" or "I know what to do about....". etc. etc.
I told him that Amazon had asked me to review this book and explained to him what that meant and asked him how many stars and without hesitating he went straight for 5 stars.
I would also like to add that my son has always found it very difficult to concentrate on reading, so it's something he barely does unless its purely factual and straight to the point. Books which require abstract thinking, like so many of the other books I ordered in the past, have to be read by me and re explained by me in a simpler terms but "Comic Sense" is totally different. This is "his" book. I have nothing to do with what and when he reads from it and it needs no explaining from me. How refreshing!!
If you or anyone close to you is on the higher end of the Autistic spectrum, then please don't let this book pass you by. It would be missing such a great opportunity in understanding and finding clues on how to deal with these confusing social problems that arise all the time and are so often the cause of frustration and anxiety.
I am not going into detail about how this book is set up, just watch the "you tube" video, because it says it all in my opinion.
Finally, I am so happy I found this gem of a book and decided to "what the hell, might as well order one more" :)