David Finch grew up on a farm in northern Illinois and attended the University of Miami, where he studied Music Engineering Technology. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. His essay, "Somewhere Inside, a Path to Empathy" appeared in The New York Times and became the basis for this book. David lives in northern Illinois with his wife Kristen and two children and is still a total nerd.
"A remarkable love story and a fascinating account of how two
people saved a marriage."
"Funny, moving and insightful."
"I loved The Journal of Best Practices by fellow Aspergian David Finch. This book perfectly captures the essence of succeeding at married life from the perspective of an Aspergian male. If you're in an AS-NT relationship--or any relationship--you absolutely must read this book! It's an upbeat and refreshing change."
-John Elder Robison, author of Look Me In the Eye
"David Finch has Asperger Syndrome - a disorder that, in some ways, means 'acting like a guy.' His often-hilarious efforts to understand and cope with his condition will resonate with every guy whose wife has ever asked him, 'What the hell were you THINKING?'"
--Dave Barry, author of I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood
"Hilarious. Gives some of the finest explications of Asperger's out there... a primer of sorts for all of us on how to be better partners." --People Magazine, 4-star review
"What makes the book compelling is how funny Mr. Finch is about himself. He's great company." --The New York Times
"Extremely amusing and compelling...This poignant memoir is a great read for those with Asperger Syndrome and the neurotypical alike." --Shelf Awareness