My Strange and Terrible Malady is a delightful new addition to the growing collection of books aimed at helping teenagers understand the Asperger experience. Welcome to Ronita Baker's world where clothes are selected by whatever falls off the hanger in the morning. Recently diagnosed with 'ass burger' syndrome, Ronnie takes us along as she makes the journey from being an insecure and ashamed teen to an empowered and 'happy?' young woman by learning (with guidance from both a friend and a life coach) how to navigate the neurotypical world. This is a warm, funny tale of adolescent confusion, the importance of mentoring/coaching and the power of friendship and acceptance. Thanks, Catherine (and Ronnie too!). -- Ellen Korin "author of Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual and Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2"