The public is invited to a book launch and talk by best-selling local author, motivational speaker, and autism advocate, Jesse A. Saperstein, at Howland Library on 313 Main St., Beacon on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saperstein, who grew up in the Hudson Valley, is the author of a best-selling memoir, Atypical: Life with Asperger’s in 20 1/3 Chapters, in which the he strives to put a human face on Asperger’s by using humor and honesty. Saperstein helps the reader empathize with the challenges of the condition such as social awkwardness, self-doubt, and managing emotions.
In his new book, Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood, Saperstein shares his struggles, triumphs, flubs, education and inspiration on the road to adulthood, learning many lessons the hard way. Building relationships has been one of the most challenging of them. At this event, he will talk about his experiences and the topics in his new book, followed by an audience Q & A, and a book signing. For more information, contact [email protected] or 845-831-1134, x103.