The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Book - 2013
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Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781476729084
1476729085
1476729093
9781476729091
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sim
Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm

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Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife . . . .


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LPL_JillM Apr 20, 2020

This is a thoroughly delightful book! I found the characters quite lovable...Don, who is likely “on the spectrum,” is heartbreakingly sincere, and Rosie is as honest as she is flawed. The book is a lovely, if not altogether graceful, dance between the main characters. I was delighted to discover there are subsequent books following this one!

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hutieu
Jan 18, 2020

Such an interesting story for the nerds and who likes to date a nerd.
There are many "raw diamonds" around us. Just give them the chance, smooth them a bit, and you can't imagine how bright they will be shining.

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Bklvr1981
Jan 03, 2020

Started a little slow, but I ended up really enjoying it.

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kiml00
Jan 02, 2020

This book is very entertaining especially written from the perspective of the main character, Don Tillman, who sees the world from a different country perspective because his brain is “wire differently”. I very much enjoy this book even though I’m not usually into this genre. So far this book an The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang are added to my favorite books list.

Not quite what I thought it would be. The “humor” seems mainly to be laughing at how someone with autism spectrum and compulsive behaviors doesn’t fit in. Don’t know why I liked this less than Big Bang Theory, which can deal with similar situations.
That being said, I rated this above average because I liked that the story came from the perspective of the “different” character. I wish that the character of Rosie was more fully developed here because I think you learn lots about Don but not as much about Rosie. Also wish that there had been at least some academics portrayed in a positive light.

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RhinoGirl
Dec 21, 2019

Goodreads Bill Gates likes series.

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humbleworm
Dec 19, 2019

Enjoyable light reading. This is an extreme perspective on dating and social awkwardness with several parallels to the adolescent Netflix series Atypical and reminds me a bit of Daniel Tammet's 2006 non-fiction memoir "Born On A Blue Day". It is always intriguing to encounter anyone with a very different way of thinking, albeit fictional in this case. I recall working as a substitute teacher 25 years ago and struggling to help an adult student who could not grasp the concept of negative numbers, which had seemed so intuitive to me before that. I'm glad I signed out the book at the same time as the audio book because I only listened to the first cd driving to/from work before reading the rest myself that evening instead of waiting for the next day's drive.

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ugot2begood
Nov 12, 2019

I can not remember when I last enjoyed a book so thoroughly!

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BeckyR21
Nov 11, 2019

A quick and easy read. This book, like Don himself, needs a bit of patience to appreciate. No release date for the movie at this time, but I think it would be a fun flick. A bit predictable, and more than once you may want the characters to just talk directly to each other, but what's a book without a little conflict?
Enjoyable read.

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AaronAardvark1940
Nov 09, 2019

For those who thought my comment on Binge was a downer, this book was the first of the books we read in an attempt to bring in some humor after several heavier books and novels. Simsion wrote the first draft before The Big Bang Theory premiered, but didn't turn it into a novel until 2013. A geneticist and socially awkward guy who has always desired a partner and a family embarks on a rational search for such a life. This has been a fun read and we have had to limit our reading sessions because we laughed so much (not to mention that I get hoarse).

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navdamme
Jul 25, 2017

"'Do you find me attractive?'...'I haven't really noticed', I told the most beautiful woman in the world."

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem."

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CrochetCat374
Jun 03, 2015

"…it dawned on me that I had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman I could accept but to find someone who might accept me."

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salsaladybug
Jul 16, 2014

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

siammarino Dec 31, 2013

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.

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