The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
The Journal of Best Practices A Memoir of Marriage Asperger Syndrome and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband Author:David Finch The warm and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger?s syndrome who sets out to save his marriage, now in paperback.At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch?s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he mar... more »ried Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David?s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn?t make him any easier to live with. Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious 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.? Over the course of two years, 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 surprising 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 can conquer all.« less
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This is a must read for anyone who's ever been in a relationship. It shows us that we're all somewhere on the spectrum and that being a good spouse might take a little work. It is nice that the author is so open but it is difficult to understand why his wife stayed silently unhappy for so long. Asperger or not, these problems should have been confronted long ago.