Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships, by Camilla Pang

Second paragraph of third chapter:
Who hasn't argued with their mother at some point about tidying their room, and had differing interpretations of what constitutes mess?
A short book by a biochemist who proudly flies the flag of her own autism diagnosis, explaining how people work from her point of view. From her point of view seems to mean mainly comparing human interactions to phenomena in biochemistry, which may be insightful for people who know more than I do about biochemistry, but since I don't, it was a matter of explaining something I already more or less understand - human behaviour - in terms of something I don't. The book won a prize but it didn't work for me. You can get it here.
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