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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Well-written and superbly funny, it allows you inside the head of an Aspie in a way that is so honest and personal it makes you cringe but at the same time it is impossible to put down. I kind of wish his wife would write a companion guide for the other half!
The Journal of Best PrActices
Best book I have read this year. I do not have the disease, Aspurger syndrome but this book improved my marriage. Thank you!
Journal of best practices
Funny, sad, poignant, frustrating. Really opened a new world for me --- will have more compassion for others!
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Jan 03, 2012
- Publisher: Scribner
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English