TKC 242 Amy Harmon

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Photo by Scott Matthews

Photo by Scott Matthews

Author of Asperger Love: Searching for Romance When You’re Not Wired to Connect

Interview Starts at 22:42

I was so impressed by Jack and Kirsten’s perseverance in trying to explain themselves to each other. Here they have this condition that makes it hard to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. It makes it hard just to understand in a kind of intuitive way what someone else is thinking. It made me think about my own relationships and how hard it is for all of us to do that. Even those of us who have neurological tools to do that, it’s kind of the quintessential challenge of all relationships, to explain yourself to somebody else and to understand someone else.

 Show Notes and Links:


“Ebook Growth Slows for Adult Trade to 21% in Nov.” by Jeremy Greenfield at Digital Book World – March 20, 2013

“Amazon Kindle Shipments expected to drop in March and April” by Sammi Huang at DigiTimes – March 21, 2013

Kindle App available for Blackberry Z10

“Amazon Rumored To Be Working on a $99 7-Inch Kindle Fire HD” by Sarah Perez at TechCrunch – March 20, 2013

Amazon announces “Send to Kindle Button” now in use at The Washington Post, Time, BoingBoingA Kindle World, and The Kindle Chronicles

Tech Tip

How to use the Send to Kindle Button

Send to Kindle button general information for bloggers

WordPress plug-in for Send to Kindle button

Interview with Amy Harmon

“Asperger Love” by Amy Harmon at Byliner and Amazon

Amy Harmon’s New York Times page

“The DNA Age” 2008 series for which Amy Harmon won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008

Autism Speaks home page

“Navigating Love and Autism” by Amy Harmon in The New York Times (with video clips) – December 26, 2011

New York Times e-singles published with Byliner


“What is the Business of Literature?” by Richard Nash in The Virginia Quarterly Review – Spring, 2013

Douglas Rushkoff interview in The Verge – March 21, 2013

Other Rushkoff interviews during his book tour

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff – $12.99 on Kindle

The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control by Ted Striphas – $11.39 on Kindle

Marginalia survey

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

Next Week’s Guest

Tom Helleberg, finance manager at NYU Press.

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