As the parent of 2 boys with Aspergers, I often find value in the memoirs and autobiographies of those who have turned their alternate processing of the world into a strength and who are sharing their successes with us. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into Songs of the Gorilla Nation. I think it had as much to do with external things, because the first few chapters made me dwell too much on my own faults and inadequacies rather than being drawn into Dawn's success. So, I've decided to not finish the book at this time. Perhaps I'll try it again later.