THE OFFICIAL BLURB:
Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet.
But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father – a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.
The Wife Project teaches Don some unexpected things. Why earlobe length is an inadequate predictor of sexual attraction. Why quick-dry clothes aren’t appropriate attire in New York. Why he’s never been on a second date. And why, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love: love finds you.
The Rosie Project was fun! I thought I was reading the private journal of Sheldon Cooper the entire duration, which for me was both enjoyable and witty from start to finish.
I recommend The Rosie Project be read by people who tend to use ‘labels’ – especially to label people!
Don is not a conformist and he is most definitely on the Aspergus Syndrome Spectrum somewhere. This is most obvious to his friends and to the reader, but not to Don himself. He is aware of ‘the label’ itself, but not that it may apply to him – so he lives a life of less limitations because of it. He lives a life that plays to his strengths not his weaknesses. He lives a life bound by his own ideals and goals, not society’s. Most importantly, he lives a life – his.
Don finds a life full of worth and life full of Love finds Don.