ASBC Co-sponsors John Elder Robison Reading This Month

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013

ASBC Co-sponsors John Elder Robison Reading This Month

As part of the tour to promote his new book, John Elder Robison is coming to the Boulder Bookstore on May 19, and ASBC is co-sponsoring this event. Robison, who gained national recognition with his bestselling 2007 memoir Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's, will read excerpts from his new book Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives.

This memoir follows an unconventional dad’s relationship with his offbeat son. Robison was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 40 and approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and jokes. He read electrical engineering manuals to his son Jack (whom John nicknamed Cubby and who was also diagnosed with Asperger's) and told him that wizards turned misbehaving children into stone. This is more than the story of raising a son; it's the story of a father and son who grew up together.

Click here to read the New York Times' review of the book.

What: John Elder Robison reading from Raising Cubby

When: Sunday, May 19, 5 pm

Where: Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St. (on the Pearl St. Mall), Boulder

Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the Boulder Bookstore: 303 447 2074. The store's Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for this event.

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