The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Large Print - 2013
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Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical -- most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver... yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent -- and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie -- and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781611739275
1611739276
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION SIMSION GRAEME
Characteristics: 357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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AL_JILLA Jul 28, 2017

A fun read with amusing characters!

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MelissaYAReader
Jul 24, 2017

This was a fun laugh out loud book. Don reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. He is highly intelligent, but socially inept. He decides to start the "Wife Project" by having potential wives fill out a questionnaire, but along the way he gets sidetracked into helping Rosie find her biological father. Very humorous, but the pacing is a bit slow at points and somewhat predictable. Fun and entertaining.

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mammothhawk229e
Jun 10, 2017

Why haven't Hollywood knocking author's door on LOL book?

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Lady_Readsalot
Jun 07, 2017

I loved this book. It took a few chapters to get into the rhythm, but after that I couldn't put it down. Funny, poignant, great for anyone who's had an Aspie in their life. More introspective than I expected, just the right balance between funny, dramatic, and heartwarming. Looking forward to the sequel!

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20005008435435c
May 08, 2017

looking forward to reading this book

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sgcf
Mar 30, 2017

This book qualifies as an entertaining light summer read and I giggled my way through the exceedingly compulsive perspective of the main character, who likely has Asperger’s but doesn’t realize it, as he searches for a wife.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 27, 2017

Definitely mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, for what it is - a romantic comedy about a man with (undiagnosed) Asperger Syndrome and his project to find the perfect mate - it's very well written. It's fun, at times funny, and romantic in places.
On the other hand, it often feels like Don's autism is used solely as a vehicle for comedy. And, while I'm not an expert in the subject, I question some of the information shared. Don feels the need to follow a strict routine; any deviation from the schedule causes him extreme discomfort (typical among those with autism). But the author implies that, with just a little effort, schedules and routines can be broken without any lasting repercussions. From my (limited) knowledge of Asperger's, I doubt that's the case.
It seems that Simsion had an opportunity here to tell a funny, engaging story, while at the same time giving factual information about autism; it appears (at least to me) that he didn't manage to do that.

mygirls Feb 19, 2017

Laughed lots, great story reminds me of an Aussie version of Sheldon Cooper

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lola_jane
Dec 05, 2016

Laugh-out-loud funny! I was rooting Don on while at the same time shaking my head at his antics. Definitely a feel-good read.

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caseyelford
Nov 29, 2016

a great read!

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navdamme
Jul 25, 2017

"'Do you find me attractive?'...'I haven't really noticed', I told the most beautiful woman in the world."

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem."

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CrochetCat374
Jun 03, 2015

"…it dawned on me that I had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman I could accept but to find someone who might accept me."

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salsaladybug
Jul 16, 2014

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

siammarino Dec 31, 2013

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.

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