I found this book on my mother's bookshelf last weekend and borrowed it without asking (because she was in Connecticut with her new husband, for crying it out loud.... Argh! I'm 55 years old! Why do I feel so guilty?!?) I could be the last person on earth to read it, because it came out in '03 and was on the Today show's book club and won all kinds of awards. Nevertheless, it is very fresh and compelling. An easy yet, often, challenging read. Here's the scoop via amazon. Highly recommended, especially if you have any personal connection to a person with Asperger's syndrome.