Raising Cubby : a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives
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New York : Crown, ©2013.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
616.858832 ROBIN
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
ix, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Street Date
1303
Language
English
ISBN
9780307884848 , 0307884848

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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"The comic memoir of an Aspergian father raising his Aspergian son, by the bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Robison, J. E. (2013). Raising Cubby: a father and son's adventures with Asperger's, trains, tractors, and high explosives. First edition. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Robison, John Elder. 2013. Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures With Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Robison, John Elder, Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures With Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives. New York: Crown, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Robison, John Elder. Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures With Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives. First edition. New York: Crown, 2013. Print.

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