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The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Saved my marriage

I've never written a review but I just had to for this book. It saved my marriage. After 25 years of head banging I finally discovered why my head hurt and why I thought my husband was the biggest a** in the universe. Each chapter was filled with 'that's MY husband!'mom...
I've never written a review but I just had to for this book. It saved my marriage. After 25 years of head banging I finally discovered why my head hurt and why I thought my husband was the biggest a** in the universe. Each chapter was filled with 'that's MY husband!'moments. I especially related to the 'loading the dishwasher for efficiency' and the laundry chapter. I haven't laughed so hard in years. No Empathy??? OMG!!! A life changing book for my family! Thank you David (and Kristen too). A recommend for ALL people in relationships.

posted by LizzyMA on February 2, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Autism or Not - We can all be better husbands and people.

I picked this book up on my Nook because I had heard Mr. Finch's story on an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and also read the NYTimes article that preceeded this book. Maybe because I was already familiar with the story, I found the book interesting but very cusory. Mos...
I picked this book up on my Nook because I had heard Mr. Finch's story on an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and also read the NYTimes article that preceeded this book. Maybe because I was already familiar with the story, I found the book interesting but very cusory. Most of the time I felt like I was reading a magazine article - I kept waiting for the story to go deeper or reveal more, and then it was over. That being said, I appreciated Mr. Finch's voice - sarcastic and funny but deeply self-aware (although as he discusses in the book, to a fault). I appreciated that he did not attempt to make us sorry for him, and that he was truly honest about his mistakes and short-comings. More than a few times I sat up and took notice of my own behavior and my own faults.

posted by Hometownulysses on November 20, 2012

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

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    Autism or Not - We can all be better husbands and people.

    I picked this book up on my Nook because I had heard Mr. Finch's story on an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and also read the NYTimes article that preceeded this book. Maybe because I was already familiar with the story, I found the book interesting but very cusory. Most of the time I felt like I was reading a magazine article - I kept waiting for the story to go deeper or reveal more, and then it was over. That being said, I appreciated Mr. Finch's voice - sarcastic and funny but deeply self-aware (although as he discusses in the book, to a fault). I appreciated that he did not attempt to make us sorry for him, and that he was truly honest about his mistakes and short-comings. More than a few times I sat up and took notice of my own behavior and my own faults.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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