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The Rosie Project: A Novel

The Rosie Project: A Novel

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (501 ratings)
Length: 323 pages5 hours

Editor's Note

So, so funny…
“The Rosie Project” is charming, quirky, and so, so funny. The protagonist, Don, is an awkward, emotionally stunted professor on a quest to find a life partner using the same hyper-analytical approach he brings to his work. He devises a lengthy questionnaire for his potential mates. Then he meets Rosie, who happens to fail virtually all of Don’s criteria. What follows is a touching, hilarious story about people looking for love and love finding them instead.

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An instant and internationally acclaimed novel, this comical and feel good story is narrated by a quirky, yet charming, socially challenged genetics professor on a peculiar quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never known the experience of a second date. He can count all of his friends on the fingers from one of his hands, and he often wonders if his lifelong difficulty with social rituals could simply mean that he is not wired correctly for romance. What starts off as an acquaintance making an offhand remark about Don having the potential to be a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock mixed with disbelief.

Being a man of science, he admits to himself that he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he finds himself embarking upon The Wife Project. Reviewing the data, he realizes that if he is to set out to find the perfect partner for himself, she must be punctual and logical, certainly not a barmaid, a smoker, drinker, and a late-arriver.

However, as life often plays quirky tricks on us, Don finds himself intermingled with Rosie Jarman, who is all of the aforementioned negative traits. She is searching for her biological father, and knows of a certain DNA expert who might be able to help her…
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The Rosie Project: A Novel

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Start Reading

Book Information

The Rosie Project: A Novel

Ratings:
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (501 ratings)
Length: 323 pages5 hours

Editor's Note

So, so funny…
“The Rosie Project” is charming, quirky, and so, so funny. The protagonist, Don, is an awkward, emotionally stunted professor on a quest to find a life partner using the same hyper-analytical approach he brings to his work. He devises a lengthy questionnaire for his potential mates. Then he meets Rosie, who happens to fail virtually all of Don’s criteria. What follows is a touching, hilarious story about people looking for love and love finding them instead.

Description

An instant and internationally acclaimed novel, this comical and feel good story is narrated by a quirky, yet charming, socially challenged genetics professor on a peculiar quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never known the experience of a second date. He can count all of his friends on the fingers from one of his hands, and he often wonders if his lifelong difficulty with social rituals could simply mean that he is not wired correctly for romance. What starts off as an acquaintance making an offhand remark about Don having the potential to be a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock mixed with disbelief.

Being a man of science, he admits to himself that he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he finds himself embarking upon The Wife Project. Reviewing the data, he realizes that if he is to set out to find the perfect partner for himself, she must be punctual and logical, certainly not a barmaid, a smoker, drinker, and a late-arriver.

However, as life often plays quirky tricks on us, Don finds himself intermingled with Rosie Jarman, who is all of the aforementioned negative traits. She is searching for her biological father, and knows of a certain DNA expert who might be able to help her…
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