Asperger's syndrome is one of the many branches on the gnarled and
crooked tree called autism. People with AS tend to be highly
intelligent or creative or both, but socially inept to an extreme
(and, as this book shows, sometimes hilarious) degree. Some of
them, like Jerry Newport, are savants who have the ability to
calculate numbers and dates. Some, like Jerry's wife Mary, have
prodigious artistic talents.