What makes the book compelling is how funny Mr. Finch is about himself. He’s great company.—Susannah Meadows, The New York Times
In this hilarious memoir (which also gives some of the finest explications of Asperger’s out there), Finch approaches trying to be a better husband and father with the determination of Sherman marching on Atlanta.—Judith Newman, People (4-star review)
David Finch’s memoir, The Journal of Best Practices (Scribner), is a quirky heart-warmer about his valiant, stumbling, ultimately winning quest to rebuild his crumbling marriage after being diagnosed at 30 with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. “Loneliness,” he writes, “is being the only guy in the pub who might honk like a goose at the bartender, and knowing you’re that guy.”—Lisa Shea, ELLE
David Finch has Asperger Syndrome – a disorder that, in some ways, means “acting like a guy.” His often-hilarious efforts to understand and cope with his condition will resonate with every guy whose wife has ever asked him, “What the hell were you THINKING?”— Dave Barry, author of I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood
I loved The Journal of Best Practices by fellow Aspergian David Finch. This new book perfectly captures the essence of succeeding at married life from the perspective of an Aspergian male. If you’re in an AS-NT relationship-or any relationship-you absolutely must read this book! It’s an upbeat and refreshing change.— John Elder Robison, author of Look Me In the Eye
Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all.
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