Reweaving The Autistic Tapestry by Lisa Blakemore-Brown, aside from droning on too long (too much information--too many words), working the tapestry metaphor until i could SCREAM, and using the lyrics to "Groovy Kind of Love" (rather tacky) to illustrate one of the author's points, is excellent. Hmmm...
Too much information.
Too many words.
Lack of social awareness.
Now I can see WHY she gets it. It takes one to know one. The author definitely knows whereof she speaks, as do I.
This is the first cogent work I've seen on the subject of
AD(H)D and Autistic Spectrum Disorders; head and shoulders above The ADHD-Autism Connection, which contains not one original thought, and has only platitudes to offer, when what is called for is insight.
Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry is accessible to laymen, but detailed and sufficiently technical to be of value to professionals who work with people on the Autistic Spectrum and the ADD Spectrum.
Blakemore-Brown, while not completely eschewing the DSM, does make clear that it is not to be taken literally, and that the kinds of diagnoses she discusses are, of necessity, rooted in subjectivity.
The author is so realistic as to consider myriad other possible comorbid disorders in the case histories she discusses.
Highly recommended, but the editor deserves twenty lashes with a wet noodle.