Non-fiction: Memoir: John Elder Robison's memoir of growing up with Asperger's Syndrome and emerging as a fully-realized adult, with a foreword by Robison's brother, Augusten Burroughs, to Rachel Klayman at Crown, in a pre-empt, in a major deal, reportedly for $1.1 million (NY Post dollars), by Christopher Schelling at Ralph M. Vicinanza (world).

Just what the world aches to read: more information about Augusten Burroughs' childhood! Well coattailed! We can't wait for the Vanity Fair article about all the people whose lives get ruined by this one. Maybe one of those lives will be Augusten's this time? (And will they call it "Running with Autism"?)

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