Good Trouble : Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's (Real World)

Good Trouble Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger s Real World In everything about Joe Biel s life seemed like a mistake He was he got drunk every day and he had mystery health problems and weird social ticks All his friends were just as bad or worse T

  • Title: Good Trouble : Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's (Real World)
  • Author: Joe Biel Sander Hicks Joyce Brabner
  • ISBN: 9781621060093
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1996, everything about Joe Biel s life seemed like a mistake He was 18, he got drunk every day and he had mystery health problems and weird social ticks All his friends were just as bad, or worse To escape his nihilistic, apocalyptic worldview he started assembling zines and bringing them to underground punk shows Eventually, this became Microcosm publishing FinallIn 1996, everything about Joe Biel s life seemed like a mistake He was 18, he got drunk every day and he had mystery health problems and weird social ticks All his friends were just as bad, or worse To escape his nihilistic, apocalyptic worldview he started assembling zines and bringing them to underground punk shows Eventually, this became Microcosm publishing Finally diagnosed with Asperger s, Joe s life began to fall into place This is the story of how he turned a litany mistakes and wrong turns into a happy, fulfilled life and a thriving publishing business.

    One thought on “Good Trouble : Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's (Real World)”

    1. I loved this book. Granted, I'm a bit of an odd duck, and am obsessed with DIY publishing, so you can take my review with a grain of salt. But here it is anyway.Good Trouble is a fascinating look inside the mind of a creative person who has, against ridiculous odds, in spite of titanic personal challenges, through incredible changes in a struggling industry, made a career for himself and built a recognized, respected brand and a profitable publishing company. The book begins with Joe's childhood [...]

    2. I'm so happy that I've discovered this book. It involves many subjects that I'm interested in: punk rock, zines, publishing, Asperger's, and an interesting life. Biel's persistence and passion for continuing his dream of building an ethical and meaningful publishing company is incredibly inspiring. Also, his tales of struggling to relate to and empathize with others due to his disability had me nodding my head in agreement throughout the book. It was also a fascinating look into the punk scenes [...]

    3. Prior to reading Good Trouble, I was only dimly aware of the controversy surrounding Joe Biel. I vaguely remember seeing something on Metafilter, and I own several Microcosm titles, but wasn't really tuned in to their context or their significance in the DIY community. After reading Good Trouble, I did some research. Joe (understandably) spends a hefty chunk of the book addressing the controversy, and I wanted to see what was what.I have thoughts, but they're a separate issue from the book itsel [...]

    4. This was a difficult read for me because, like Joe, I'm got diagnosed with Aspergers in adulthood. So, let's say I empathized hard with a lot of the struggles, especially with interpersonal relationships chronicled herein. But the amazingly strong ending with hope and acknowledgement of the strengths of our supepowers and our ability to continually learn and grow was amazingly powerful. It was worth getting through those difficult chapters, and relive emotions from my own divorce, to get to the [...]

    5. Interesting style, rough editing. The book is about the misfortunes and successes of a small businessman who mindlessly suffers through undiagnosed Aspergers. Biel takes the filter off to have a serious look at his decades long struggle of building a successful publishing company while juggling a manipulative wife.Its worth reading.

    6. This is a win review. This book is educational about having Aspergers to deal with in your life. I have never heard of this person before like some other readers. But how he manages his business and relationships can help others who have this.

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