This charming examination of people who are somehow "off" in their behavior and relationships offers a reassuring perspective and many useful prescriptions. George Newbern's low-key narration is a big part of the audiobook's engaging appeal. His vocal humility and conversational phrasing create a comfortable space for learning, especially for people with shame or doubts about their social effectiveness. The author cautions that awkward people are distinct from those on the autism spectrum but are nevertheless burdened with functional liabilities such as physical clumsiness, poor cultural integration, shaky verbal skills, and social connections that are either clueless or fraught with anxiety. The author's friendly writing and the inviting narration will encourage them to adjust their skills to achieve more poise and confidence. T.W. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538411452 $39.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9780062659767 $18.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538411469 $59.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538411476 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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