The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage and Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to be a Better Husband. This quirky title really had me because I had been interested in learning more about Asperger Syndrome.
Reading David Finch’s book helped satisfy my curiosity and also endeared me to this amazing story about a man who isn’t diagnosed with Asberger until after he’s married with children. The diagnosis explains a lot for him, but his approach to dealing with the problems it has caused in his relationship is so intense that he actually saves his marriage. Wow, if only every spouse would be willing to do whatever it takes to adjust behavior and communication skills and to make such a powerful difference for his family!
This book was hilariously funny, and I did not want to put it down. Sometimes, a memoir is just a one-time deal, but I think Finch should write more of them on a variety of subjects that touch his life. His odd personality and easygoing writing style were the perfect ingredients for a very entertaining read.
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