The Journal of Best Practices is a very funny, articulate read on David Finch’s life as an adult with Asperger’s. He paints a painful picture of the social morés that he either can’t adhere to or simply doesn’t recognize. Finch does an excellent job of drawing the reader into his tics, incomprehensible (to most) thought processes, and daily aggravations as a man who is trying to keep his marriage together in the wake of his diagnosis. His antics are often cringe worthy and crude, but endearing at the same time as you realize that he just doesn’t…get it. A great book for anyone with a day to kill, someone looking for marital humor or help, or those who would like an intimate look into the brain of an adult Aspie.
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