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The Journal of Best Practices 2014-08-28

A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

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    Author:
    David Finch
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Hardcover
    • MP3 / Audiobook CD
    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.

Recent Reviews

  1. royinpink
    royinpink
    4/5,
    Version: 2014-08-28
    A good and entertaining writer. Not very close to my experience of Asperger's, but did help me understand some of the (especially older) men in my life. Good marriage advice from the male perspective.