The journal of best practices : a memoir of marriage, Asperger syndrome, and one man's quest to be a better husband / David Finch.
By: Finch, DavidMaterial type: TextPublisher: New York : Scribner, 2012Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover edDescription: ix, 224 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781439189719; 9781439189757 (ebook)Subject(s): Finch, David, 1977- | Finch, David, 1977- -- Marriage | -- Patients -- United States -- Biography | -- Patients -- Family relationships -- United States | -- United States -- Biography | -- United States -- Biography | Adulthood -- Case studies | Marriage -- Case studies | Adult diagnosis -- Case studiesDDC classification: 616.85/88320092 | B LOC classification: RC553.A88 | F54 2012
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Introduction: Do all that you can to be worthy of her love -- Be her friend, first and always -- Use your words -- Get inside her girl world and look around -- Just listen -- Laundry : better to fold and put away, than to take only what you need from the dryer -- Go with the flow -- When necessary, redefine perfection -- Be loyal to your true stakeholders -- Take notes -- Give Kristen time to shower without crowding her -- Be present in moments with the kids -- Parties are supposed to be fun -- The final best practice : Don't make everything a best practice.
"The warm and hilarious bestselling memoir by a man diagnosed with Asperger syndrome who sets out to save his marriage.
At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with.
Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal. His methods for improving his marriage involve excessive note-taking, performance reviews, and most of all, the Journal of Best Practices: a collection of hundreds of maxims and hard-won epiphanies, including “Don’t change the radio station when she’s singing along” and “Apologies do not count when you shout them.” Over the course of two years, David transforms himself from the world’s most trying husband to the husband who tries the hardest. He becomes the husband he’d always meant to be.
Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition, and proof that a true heart can conquer all."