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The Journal of Best Practices by David    Finch
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May 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: grown-up-books, biography
Read from May 09 to 19, 2012

This was an interesting look into the life of a man with Asperger's. Diagnosed at 30, The author looks at his marriage and family life and sets out to do better---by coming up with a series of best practices. The book is humorous and insightful into all the obstacles he faces in his daily living.
A couple of things struck me: Wow, he is very self-aware. He is able to articulate his feelings, obsessions, compulsions, anxiety in a way I didn't know folks with this syndrome could. Second his wife is a saint, who oozes patience and compassion.
Reading this made me think that we all fall on the spectrum in some way---with our quirks and irrational behaviors.Finch shows that people afflicted with Asperger's can be very high functioning and successful.

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