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Undiagnosed Unease: Tim Page and Asperger’s Syndrome

Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Undiagnosed Unease: Tim Page and Asperger’s Syndrome Tim Page spent his childhood obsessed with silent films and early opera recordings. He spent most of his teenage years on drugs and on the verge of flunking out of school. All the while, he was unable to fit in and somewhat desperate about it. Nine years ago, at the age of 46, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discovered the source of his lifelong unease: Asperger's Syndrome. He tells the story in his new memoir Parallel Play: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Asperger's. He comes to town Friday night, and he's our guest Tuesday morning at 9.

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Arts and Culture, Health, Mental Health, Other, Parenting/Child Care

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Tim Page author, music critic, professor of journalism and music, University of Southern California

Additional Information

Tim Page's 2007 essay for the New Yorker "Parallel Play: A Lifetime of Restless Isolation Explained"

Check out a clip of the award-winning 1967 documentary "A Day with Timmy Page."

Page will be at Borders Bookstore in Westlake on Friday December 11. Info.

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