The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I alternately laughed aloud and teared up a little as I listened to this book (read by the author). When David Finch's wife helps him realize that he has the form of autism know as Asperger Syndrome, it completely changes their lives.
David seizes the opportunity to turn his obsessive-compulsive behavior and intense ability to focus into assets to save his floundering marriage and restore his deep friendship with his wife. He turns his energies to bear on his ultimate goal of becoming the perfect husband and father. To aid in this quest, he keeps a "journal" of personal notes to remind himself of things he's learned about his own behavior and what his wife needs.
David's journey to becoming the man his wife needs him to be is touching, charming, and a wonderful love story. Seriously, if you are married, please read this book (maybe aloud to your spouse! - you'll understand that joke better after you read it).
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