There’s a common theme in much of the writing I enjoy: personal narratives from smart, introspective, odd people. That’s why I can’t resist Penelope Trunk. Penelope founded three start-up companies, wrote a bestselling career advice book, and she’s now homeschooling her children and making goat cheese. She also has Asperger’s Syndrome and she speaks about her mental processes and challenges in clear, explicit posts like “Why I’m difficult in meetings” and “What it’s like to have sex with someone with Asperger’s“.
Penelope can be controversial and shocking in her directness, and her blog mixes career advice, trendspotting, and her personal life. It also provides a chance to see the world through the eyes of someone whose perspective may be very different from most of ours, described vividly and intelligently. Worth a look.