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The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

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The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with.

Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband he’d always meant to be.

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.

Synopsis:

The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finchs case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains Davids ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesnt make him any easier to live with.

Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Dont change the radio station when shes singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the worlds most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband hed always meant to be.

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.

About the Author

David Finch grew up on a farm in northern Illinois and attended the University of Miami, where he studied Music Engineering Technology. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. His essay, “Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy” appeared in The New York Times and became the basis for this book. David lives in northern Illinois with his wife Kristen and two children and is still a total nerd.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439189740
Author:
Finch, David
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Autism, autistic spectrum, marriage, parenthood, aspergers, OCD, modern love, Temple Grandin, children, wife, husband, family, The Boy Who Couldn t Stop Washing His Hands, Northern Illinois, marital problems, self-help, self-improvement, Obsessive Compuls
Subject:
Autism, autistic spectrum, marriage, parenthood, aspergers, OCD, modern love, Temple Grandin, children, wife, husband, family, The Boy Who Couldn t Stop Washing His Hands, Northern Illinois, marital problems, self-help, self-improvement, Obsessive Compuls
Subject:
Autism, autistic spectrum, marriage, parenthood, aspergers, OCD, modern love, Temple Grandin, children, wife, husband, family, The Boy Who Couldn t Stop Washing His Hands, Northern Illinois, marital problems, self-help, self-improvement, Obsessive Compuls
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finchs case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains Davids ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesnt make him any easier to live with.

Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Dont change the radio station when shes singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the worlds most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband hed always meant to be.

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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