The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and...humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on...
Publisher: 2013
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781476729107


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A scientist, who is vaguely aware that he cannot read social cues, designs a scientific method for finding his perfect mate. Miscommunications abound! Gradually, you'll see Don develop a greater understanding of social interactions and emotional attachment in this sweet, funny book. The sequel, T... Read More »

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Dec 04, 2017

The Rosie Project is a witty story about how true romance works! An entertaining romp inside the mind of a physics genius who suffers from asbergers syndrome who wishes to use technology to find the perfect match for marriage and the poor women who are disqualified during dinner dates for the slightest of reasons makes for a multitude of laughs! The Marriage Survey is a hit on the internet and goes viral when thousands of women try out for the marriage request, however things derail quickly when department assistant Rosie shows up to assist the professor with his growing science project. The two develop a friendship in which helping each other means getting into some weird adventures resulting in hidden skills and interest are suddenly discovered. If you love the "Big Bang Theory" you'll bust a gut reading "The Rosie Project"!

One of the few books enjoyed by the entire BEST SELLERS BOOK CLUB!
Soon to be made into a major Hollywood Movie version, we all should
keep an eye out for this one!

Ghettostone, Editor/Chief

AL_JILLK Dec 03, 2017

Quick, fun, and charming read that will make you feel good and laugh out loud. Opposites attract when boy (associate professor of genetics, Don) meets girl (quirky Rosie). Entertainment and love ensue.

Nov 21, 2017

The story of how a man with autism goes about selecting a life partner- how his method works and if it works? Humorous, but very believable.

Sep 29, 2017

Such a fun book! I listened to the audiobook version, which was particularly enjoyable b/c of the great narrator.

AL_JILLA Jul 28, 2017

A fun read with amusing characters!

Jul 24, 2017

This was a fun laugh out loud book. Don reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. He is highly intelligent, but socially inept. He decides to start the "Wife Project" by having potential wives fill out a questionnaire, but along the way he gets sidetracked into helping Rosie find her biological father. Very humorous, but the pacing is a bit slow at points and somewhat predictable. Fun and entertaining.

Jun 10, 2017

Why haven't Hollywood knocking author's door on LOL book?

Jun 07, 2017

I loved this book. It took a few chapters to get into the rhythm, but after that I couldn't put it down. Funny, poignant, great for anyone who's had an Aspie in their life. More introspective than I expected, just the right balance between funny, dramatic, and heartwarming. Looking forward to the sequel!

May 08, 2017

looking forward to reading this book

Mar 30, 2017

This book qualifies as an entertaining light summer read and I giggled my way through the exceedingly compulsive perspective of the main character, who likely has Asperger’s but doesn’t realize it, as he searches for a wife.

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Jul 25, 2017

"'Do you find me attractive?'...'I haven't really noticed', I told the most beautiful woman in the world."

SPL_STARR Jun 16, 2015

"I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem."

Jun 03, 2015

"…it dawned on me that I had not designed the questionnaire to find a woman I could accept but to find someone who might accept me."


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Jul 16, 2014

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

siammarino Dec 31, 2013

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.


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