Rosie Project Is Like Reading a Romantic Comedy Movie

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a humorous story of a man finding love. Don Tillman is a professor of genetics at an Australian university. He is extremely intelligent, quirky and probably has Asperger Syndrome. His only friends are Gene, also a professor and a philanderer, and Gene’s wife Claudia, a clinical psychologist. Don decides he wants a wife and gets advice from Gene and Claudia. He makes a questionnaire to weed out smokers and those who are chronically late. Then Rosie comes into his life. She smokes and is chronically late. Don first thinks she was sent by Gene as part of the “Wife Project,” but she wants Don’s expertise in finding her biological father. Her mother died when she was 10 years old and since Rosie has brown eyes and both her parents had blue, she believes that her father Phil is not her real father. She believes she was conceived at the graduation party when her mother graduated from medical school. There are lots of funny incidents as the two collect DNA samples and confuse each other by giving out mixed messages. Don is endearing, and the book is funny and enjoyable. Even you guys out there should give The Rosie Project a try.

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