Light romance about a man with Aspergers Syndrome
The feel-good hit of 2013, The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance. Simsion's book has been sold to 30 different countries and advances have well exceeded $1 million.
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. Then a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched document—to find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is strangely beguiling, fiery and intelligent. And she is also on a quest of her own. She’s looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might just be able to help her with—even if he does wear quick-dry clothes and eat lobster every single Tuesday night.
About the Author
Graeme Simsion was born in 1956. He is an IT consultant and data analyst with an international reputation. He has taught at four Australian universities and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne University. He is a founder of Pinot Now, a wine importer and distributor, and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.
In 2007, Graeme completed his PhD in information systems and enrolled in the professional screenwriting course at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has made a number of short films and his screenplay, The Rosie Project, won the Australian Writers Guild / Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. While waiting for The Rosie Project to be produced, he turned it into a novel which in June 2012 won the Victorian Premier’s award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.
Readers of The Rosie Project will know that Graeme Simsion has a first-class sense of humour. At professional conferences he has given addresses from on top of a ladder, dressed as a duck, and he once engaged a group of spellbound chartered accountants in community singing.
Light romance about a man with Aspergers Syndrome
A terrific book, as soon as I had finished it I was looking for the next one.
I could just picture Don in his literal ASD world where language, facial expressions etc were a daily challenge for someone who couldn't read them in other people. Lovely to read a book about a character like him and the obstacles he needed to overcome in order to lead a "normal" life. A nice quick and easy read to leave you with a smile on your face.
This was suprisingly full of humor and a real page turner. Just loved it!!
Very humorous and engaging read.
Would recommend to people working in special needs to read it? Light heart-ted and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed the read Looking forward to the sequel
This is a well known book which was so worth it, I went out and bought the Rosie Effect!
Wonderful book, I've bought three now two as gifts the other's for myself and future re-reads!
This was a great read for a weekend or holiday - it was engaging but unlike a who done it etc it was not 'grim' very enjoyable and easy to read
The best book I have read in quite a long time. I couldn't put this book down. Finished in 2 days. Absorbing, funny, fantastic characterisations.
Harrington Park NSW
'Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell. I'd love to have a beer with the humane and hilarious Graeme Simsion'. -- Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Lining Playbook '[Don Tillman is] one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time.' * The Times * `Imagine the literary equivalent of one of those lamps prescribed for sufferers of seasonal affective disorder-a book that found the crack in our seemingly interminable winter to let laughter and light flood in.' * Sunday Times UK * 'Graeme Simsion has created perhaps the first thoroughly comic autistic hero...This good-hearted, pacy, thoroughly enjoyable novel takes a significant step towards showing that all human variants are a potential source of life-affirming comedy.' * Guardian * 'One of the quirkiest, most adorable novels I've come across...This is a fresh, funny story, written with verve and great timing...I loved The Rosie Project. It's an entertaining read from start to finish, thoughtful and fun, very different and utterly charming - a brilliant first novel from a mature, clever writer.' * NZ Herald on Sunday * 'Laugh-out loud funny, poignant and so ingenious and compelling you feel as if you want to jump into the world of the novel and join in. In Don's confessionals, there are echoes of Bridget Jones, writer Nick Hornby and Amelie in the French movie hit...but essentially Don Tillman is utterly and beautifully unique and, be warned, you will fall in love with him.' * Australian Women's Weekly * 'The charm of this story is Simsion's affectionate depiction of his strange, flawed, infuriating, logical and always amusing protagonist.' * Weekend Australian * 'What an endearing, funny book...a quirky love story about belonging with poignant undertones on the need for us all to be more tolerant of those with differences. A must read for 2013.' * Courier Mail/Daily Telegraph * 'The Rosie Project is 1930s screwball comedy updated for 2013. Hepburn and Grant in Bringing Up Baby, or Rosalind Russell and Grant in His Girl Friday have the exact same pitch, intelligence, wit and farce with a love story at the centre of it all. Madcap indeed, but like those films The Rosie Project underscored with writing meticulously judged...Extremely loud and incredibly long applause.' * Age/SMH/Canberra Times/Brisbane Times * 'Funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book.' -- Marian Keyes `It's an extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you're good at. I'm sending copies to several friends and hope to re-read it later this year. This is one of the most profound novels I've read in a long time.' -- Bill Gates
Series: Don Tillman
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th January 2013
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1