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The Rosie Project
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The Rosie Project


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.

Title:The Rosie Project
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:297 pages
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    The Rosie Project Reviews

  • ALPHAreader
    Mar 10, 2013

    ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion is so wonderful. I’m going to attempt to enumerate my enjoyment of the novel; 1. Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of genetics at the University of Melb...

  • Tatiana
    Oct 05, 2013

    Sheldon in love.Adorable and fun. Probably one of the most enjoyable chick lit books I've read, ironically, written by a man. On the other hand, not nearly enough sex in it....

  • Richard
    May 06, 2013

    This does for Autism what Pretty Woman did for prostitutes. It uses it for entertainment, it plays on it for laughter. It's a 1970's sitcom of a book.The character of (Shel)Don feels like little more ...

  • Angela
    Apr 05, 2013

    What a shame!What a shame Graeme Simsion wrote this offering "quickly" and that he went with a "comedy rather than a drama".What a shame that the opportunity to educate and illuminate was squandered a...

  • Sam Quixote
    Jan 27, 2013

    Don Tillman is an Associate Professor of Genetics with (probably) Asperger’s Syndrome who has decided that, as he is nearing 40, he will solve “the wife problem” (ie. not being married) by creat...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    Mar 16, 2015

    Actual rating : 3.5 starsFrom the moment I finished it I knew I had one critical task to perform : To review this project book. Although the timing is particularly annoying, I realized that the sever...

  • Ruth
    Apr 10, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very amusing and clever. The protagonist Don is definitely a clichéd version of someone with Asperger's, but I think he had to be for the purposes of the novel....

  • Paula Weston
    Jan 30, 2013

    How addictive was this book? I read it in a day - a day when I should have been doing other things.It's a fun, quirky and erudite love story. It's laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly touching.Don is...

  • Charmaine Clancy
    Apr 25, 2013

    Read this over two very busy days. I fell in love with Don, the protagonist. I loved the ways he measured and evaluated life. I want to embrace his rigid meal plan and have lobster in my bathtub every...

  • Maureen
    Jun 26, 2015

    I actually ended up enjoying this book much more than I originally thought I would. At the forefront it seems extremely sexist and not that great plot-wise, but it definitely addresses those issues an...