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Publisher Description

*A New York Times Bestseller*
A warm and hilarious memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his relationship.

Five years after David Finch married Kristen, the love of his life, they learned that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explained David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it didn’t make him any easier to live with.

Determined to change, David set out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing 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.” 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 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 is the key to happy marriage.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
January 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Am Gr8ful ,

The Journal of Best Practices

On every page I could find something to relate to! We have struggled in a similar situation for twenty years and finally David's descriptions of himself make sense to me. His story helps me understand my husband's behavior. Now I hope my husband will be similarly motivated to work on some things. I thought some of his behaviors were willful, now I understand them differently. Is there a source for more help?

Cc93430 ,

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!

ANNEYJ2013 ,

The Journal of best practices

This very funny and insightful book was introduced to me by a client. I am a therapist and this client was a couple struggling with a husband with Asperger's syndrome. They gained insight into their relationship and improved their communication just by practicing the "best practices" of this book.

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