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The Resource Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives, John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives, John Elder Robison

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Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives
Title
Raising Cubby
Title remainder
a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad's relationship with his equally offbeat son--complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn't a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. When his son, Cubby, asked, "Where did I come from?" John said he'd bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would "do all chores." He read electrical engineering manuals to Cubby at bedtime. He told Cubby that wizards turned children into stone when they misbehaved. Still, John got the basics right. He made sure Cubby never drank diesel fuel at the automobile repair shop he owns. And he gave him a life of adventure: By the time Cubby was ten, he'd steered a Coast Guard cutter, driven a freight locomotive, and run an antique Rolls Royce into a fence. The one thing John couldn't figure out was what to do when school authorities decided that Cubby was dumb and stubborn--the very same thing he had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger's too? The answer was unclear. One thing was clear, though: By the time he turned seventeen, Cubby had become a brilliant chemist--smart enough to make military-grade explosives and bring state and federal agents calling. Afterward, with Cubby facing up to sixty years in prison, both father and son were forced to take stock of their lives, finally coming to terms with being "on the spectrum" as both a challenge and a unique gift. By turns tender, suspenseful, and hilarious, this is more than just the story of raising Cubby. It's the story of a father and son who grow up together"--
  • "The comic memoir of an Aspergian father raising his Aspergian son, by the bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.85/8832
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R6355 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives, John Elder Robison
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 365 pages
Isbn
9780307884848
Lccn
2012033979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2012033979
  • 674175
Label
Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives, John Elder Robison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 365 pages
Isbn
9780307884848
Lccn
2012033979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2012033979
  • 674175

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