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  • Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Description: 295 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781476729084
  • 1476729093


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The Rosie project

by Simsion, Graeme C.

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Call number: Fiction

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Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.

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laugh out loud

What a wonderfully laugh out loud, quirky story !


I could have kept reading The Rosie Project for hundreds more pages. It was so charming, so funny, and such a pleasure to read.

I love Rosie but my true love of the book has to be Don, hapless, brilliant, intense, weird, thoughtful, peculiar, overcompensating, under-comprehending, awkward, awesome Don.

Several "classic" Don moments keep coming up in my memory when I recommend this book to others. My favorite is when Rosie uses finger quotes during an emotional conversation and once Don figures out the concept, he begins using his fingers to punctuate his speech with exclamation points and periods, all while Rosie is sobbing through her heartfelt outpouring. He's so sweetly clueless! I kept putting my head in my hands and saying, "Oh, Don."

The author, Graeme Simsion, has created a character that the reader is absolutely rooting for from the very start, despite all the missteps and awkward moments he causes. The amazing thing is that Simsion hasn't made Don too sweet or too pathetic, I found him to be perfectly balanced for me to relate to, marvel at, laugh with, laugh at, and cheer on.


What a delightful fun romance with interesting unique characters. I liked all the characters and it was simply a very enjoyable read.

a delight

Funny and charming, such an enjoyable read!

Fun quick read, though lacking

If you're in the mood for a humorous, light read with themes involving Asperger's/Autism and relationships, this might be a good pick. Just don't expect accuracy, strong character development, or a heavy, thought-provoking plot. As another reviewer wrote, expect the rom-com category going in and you won't be let down.

Aspie Romance

A fun (and now suddenly weirdly popular) romance about academia, Asperger's syndrome, and finding a life mate.

Loved it!

One of my favorite books of 2014!

Such a fun, quick read

If you are looking for a break from sad fiction, from the weight of self-important characters and long, twisted plots that take 300 pages to come to fruition, then read The Rosie Project! This smart, quick novel will have you laughing with delight and will scratch your itch for a heartwarming, rom-com read. Loved it.

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