David Finch, a best-selling author with Asperger Syndrome, will be giving a talk in October about his recent book, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband. Join us for a talk and book signing October 15th at 7:30 p.m., Pappajohn Business Building Auditorium (W10 PBB).
From his website:
Five years into his marriage, David and his wife Kristen learn that he has Asperger Syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility, 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– no easy task for a guy whose inability to express himself rivals his two-year-old daughter’s, who thinks his responsibility for laundry extends no further than throwing things in (or at) the hamper, and whose autism spectrum condition makes seeing his wife’s point of view a near impossibility.