Rosie Project

ISBN-10: 1476729085
ISBN-13: 9781476729084
Edition: N/A
Authors: Graeme Simsion
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne, he conducted the largest published study of data modeling practitioners in attempt to answer this question: Is data modeling better characterized as description or design? His thesis, Data Modeling: Description or Design, was published in 2006. He won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project, which was published in 2013. The screenplay for this book has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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