Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Liane Holliday Willey
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Essay Topic 1

Different perceptual experiences are one of the themes of this book.

Part 1: Do you think that some people experience their world differently than others? Why or why not?

Part 2: What are some examples of differing perceptual experiences that Liane and other people with AS encounter?

Part 3: How do Tom's experiences differ from Liane's?

Essay Topic 2

The title of the book is PRETENDING TO BE NORMAL. The idea of normality is one of the biggest themes in this book.

Part 1: Is there a valid definition of what is normal for human behavior and experience? Why or why not?

Part 2: Is being normal something to celebrate? Why or why not? How does Willey feel about being "normal"?

Part 3: What are some ways to acknowledge the different experiences of people with AS without pathologizing?

Essay Topic 3

One of the struggles of people with AS is social isolation as a...

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