Youtube Aspie and Me Book Launch; Laurence talks about the story behind writing his psychological thriller Aspie and Me.launched on the 24th October 2017 at the Institute of Directors Pall Mall London. Laurence also talks about the development of his Aspie and Me Self-Help Platform:
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Hi Laurence’s video speech he reflects upon his life challenges that include the pitfalls of not reading from a script or more to the point why a script is so very essential if you are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or related conditions. The main challenge that has caused Laurence more embarrassment than anything else relates to his verbal communication where lack of social skills and the ability to say or even ‘do’ things that could be very inappropriate without thought of the consequences of his actions can be caused without his awareness. This is very much an Aspergers Syndrome related trait that has caused Laurence and especially his family much embarrassment in the past; hence why this time Laurence decided to take precautions.
His speech was in front of guests who may have been embarrassed by certain content of his talk had he not fore-warned his audience. Fortunately upon this occasion writing out a script in advance was very worthwhile and as it turned out their was nothing incriminating that could have caused any embarrassment whatsoever.
Laurence’s book began as a fictional autobiography that was eventually crafted with careful editing and communication with his editor Wendy Yorke whose input was invaluable. As Laurence mentioned Aspie and Me is the first novel in a line of books that are to have cliff hanger endings. There is at least another two books in the pipeline. This first is about Hartley looking back at his relationship with his Aspie Self and blaming him for everything that went wrong in his life. The second of his books will be a cleverly crafted illusionary version of his first and will make an exciting comparison. If your interest is to read more about the then click here or to watch the introductory video click here.