The Rosie Effect by Graeme SimsionThe Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect

byGraeme Simsion

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect.

The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge.

Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most.

Get ready for The Rosie Effect, the new hilarious and heart-wrenching romantic comedy of the year.

GRAEME SIMSION is an IT consultant and educator. He wroteThe Rosie Projectas a screenplay before turning it into his first novel. The screenplay won the Australian Writers Guild Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010 and then won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Follow him ...
Title:The Rosie EffectFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.06 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443435902

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read It was a cute follow up to the Rosie Project, though it made me mad near the end, it was overall a pleasant reading experience
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from quick wit, and quirly a great quirky follow up to the first one. Loved learning about interpersonal interactions that are sometimes as awkward as my own. Please read in order though and do not just read this one on its own.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Fun to read but predictable from the beginning. Great beach read!
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute ** spoiler alert ** Cute, but didn't enjoy it the same way I did the 1st book. Maybe I'm just being skeptical of the sequel. Hope he writes the Hudson Effect
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quirky read Not as great as the first one, a tad more serious too, but still funny, quirky, and entertaining.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, quirky, cute light read! An excellent follow-up to the first book!
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from hard to put down Not as great as the first, but still very funny and hard to put down.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read second part seems to be as hilarious as the first book, however some parts are stretched too much
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unfortunate I..I had high hopes. I was so looking forward to the sequel. I wanted to love it, but, it was nothing like The Rosie Project. It felt too busy, so chaotic, it annoyed me so much. I’m very disappointed. It was surprising, as I could not write enough words to describe how much I loved The Rosie Project, but this was just not like that.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was a "must buy" After reading The Rosie Project, I immediately purchased the second book. It did not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it just as much as Rosie Project I loved this as much as The Rosie Project and was so happy there was a sequel to it. I wanted to know what happened next with Don and Rosie. This book continues with life with Rosie, Don is dealt with now more struggles and decisions which he can't help by dealing with like he does with everything else the factual way the scientific way. This time around the stakes are higher he deals with deportation and probable loss of Rosie it takes a lot of strength on Rosie's part. You can't help but fall for these 2. Dan is Dan he's lived his whole life with structure and charts and rules. Rosie is a free spirit and loves Dan no matter what but this time around life they are dealt with challenges them beyond what they ever expected. Loved it from start to finish. A definite MUST read.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A rom-com with thought-provoking take-aways I read this book prior to The Rosie Project, which is the story of how the 2 main characters met, and found that it stands well on its own; in fact, I preferred it. Although an equally light-hearted and entertaining read with some truly enjoyable laugh-out-loud moments, I feel that the quality of writing is better. In particular, the characters are better developed and so you become more personally engaged with them. There are some very true-to-life heart-wrenching moments too. Further, the central theme is more challenging, although delivered with humour and a fast pace so that you don't take time to think about it until the book ends. It's a book that could lead to a lot of interesting discussions with your friends; pass it around!
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Easy to read. Enjoyed the series.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This book was more serious than the first, however, it was still an excellent read. You learned more about the main character, and how he thinks/relates to everyone around him. This book can also help others to be more understanding of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect sample chapters by Graeme Simsion so so so loved this follow up from Simsion, he really managed to develop the theme without it becoming a repeat of 'The Rosie Project'. I would love there to be a 3rd book, just to see how good a writer he is on this subject. I am totally in tune with my inner autistic side so can grasp the often raw truth of the incidents he portrays so well, recommend these books to everyone, enjoy the connection we all have with delightfully honest Don Tillman!!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion Is everything that happens believable? No. Does everything align like the stars and the moon? No. But this isn't meant to be a serious scholarly book. This is light - a "beach read" if you will (although there are no true beaches here).
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute cute story...but enjoyed the rosie project more
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tone great (like first book) story less compelling This book is worth the read simply because the authors tone and the characters are so light and enjoyable just like in the first book. I did find I dragged through this more than the first, however. I definetly understand why this works great for the upcoming movie(s) they are making. Lots of great visuals when the time comes. Since no ones reading this without reading the Rosie Project first, this review is useless to you probably, but still.. go for it.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On par with the first There were quite a few things that had me laugh out loud when I was reading this book. It's not an improvement upon the first book, but it's still pretty good. If you liked the Rosie Project, definitely read this one.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! Not as good as the Rosie Project, but it is a nice conclusion to Rosie and Don's story. Funny and cute!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Can Be Quirky Definitely a good follow up to the Rosie Project and a fun read.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quirky love story continued I thoroughly enjoyed this second book. I preferred the first one, but this was good as well. I loved reading Don and Rosie's story continued.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Cute Read I loved the main characters and their desire to accept and learn from each other. A great read!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Lovely Sequel I ripped through the first book and was excited to hear a second had already been written. I greatly enjoyed the main characters and their desire to accept the other for who they are. A great read.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looking forward Read the first and looking forward to reading the second
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don & Rosie Part 2 Don and Rosie were characters I could not let go of in the Rosie Project. Even though it's the same humour and love, it's missing a bit of the charm of the first novel. Still a good read for those who just cannot let go of this couple's story yet. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I loved every word of this book. Very funny and touching.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed This was no where near as good as the first book. It was boring. I would recommend to just read The Rosie Project. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unnecessary sequel I loved the first book in this mini series, the Rosie project. This book tried to reopen characters whose lives have closed and paints a tiring, bored storyline that is unrealistic. The characters themselves are also altered in this novel. I would read the first, and skip this one.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first Still good read, but not as good as the first of this series.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great series Good storyline, loved the characters. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great series This was not as good as the first book but still entertaining as much.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute Not the best sequel, but still the protagonist is adorable as always. If you are a fan of the first book, then I recommended it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sequel Not Necessary I was not impressed with this book in comparison to the Rosie Project. I felt the quirks that Don possessed were no longer chuckle worthy, compared to the first. Perhaps I should have stopped reading after the falling in love with Rosie Project; but I’m a sucker at needing to read a sequel (And I bought them in a box set so I already owned the copy )
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sequel Fun read and just as good as the first
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the first Although they seemed a little different than the last, the characters had to grow from the first so I believe this novel was awesome and in no doubt just as good as the first #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good as the first I disliked Rosie in this novel and found her actions and unawareness of her husbands feelings shocking. She acted very inconsiderately which drove the entire plot of the novel. The characters remain unique and well developed.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Would not recommend. Similar to its predecessor I would not recommend this book at anyone. Awful. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Sequel! If you like the Rosie Project you will love the Rosie Effect!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as good at the first, but still a good follow-up Like Rosie Project, this one was also quite good. I found myself laughing and devoting all my time to reading this book. Rosie was not as likeable in this one, but Don's crazy adventures really saved the story.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect I found it to drag on to long,and to much time was spent on trivia, other thn that it was a fun read.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed out loud I usually do not find sequels as good as the original books but this one is an exception. The characters are very well drawn, even the minor ones.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect I think Don is Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, he is so weird and funny. But overall it is a love story, well written.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect This one was every bit as good as the Rosie Project! Don has tried to downplay his eccentricities, of which there is a whole new set, now that he's married. But it's so hard for him as you already know. There are a couple of unexpected turns in their lives. He is growing, slowly, but growing. I can't wait to read the next one to see how he handles the new bumps in the road.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomely awesome Brillantly done. Read it quickly coudnt put it down. highly recommended. I laughed i cried and i questioned. Not as good as the first one, but what book is. Overall its a great read.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rosie Effect Don is a delightful character and I enjoyed immensely following his growth and development. The incidents created by his 'unusual' behaviors were hilarious to watch unfold. If he can manage to 'fit in' enough to be happy, there's hope for us all.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Don Tillman This follow-up to The Rosie Project was just as entertaining. I have to admit that I was disappointed with Rosie's attitude but I think it helped make Don such an endearing character. I look forward to Graeme Simsion's next novel!
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderfully adorabke I was reluctant in reading the sequel to a book that had an ending and a happy one at that. However, this book was so cute and yet very interesting. It is a difficult combination to achieve, but Graeme definitely did.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Follow Up The story line following the life of Don was entertaining and humorous. The character of Rosie, however, ruined the novel. Her actions were inconsiderate, irrational and extremely childish. She shows no growth in the novel and seems completely unapologetic for her actions. Rather than looking at how Don screwed up, I would have liked more focus on the importance of approaching bumps in the road as a couple rather than two independents living together. The was a definite need for them both to admit their faults and work on them together rather than placing all of the blame on Don. I was also greatly uncomfortable with her drinking while she was pregnant and wished her struggles with sobriety could have been explored and expressed in a different manner.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Read! Loved it
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still funny! I was very anxious to get started on this book and it hasn't disappointed at all. Just as funny, in some spots funnier, than the first. I am about half way through and laughing all the way...
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read, bad editing... I enjoyed the story as much as the first - perhaps even more. However, I was shocked to discover some huge faults in either the editing or publishing side of things - near the last quarter of the book, a sentence was cut off and not finished at the bottom of the page, and then a whole paragraph was repeated within a page. Whoops!
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second as good as the first Once again I enjoyed Don and all his neuroses in this second installment. He's still socially awkward, a do-good-er with a heart of gold, and prone to being misunderstood which causes no shortage of 'adventures'. I didn't like Rosie as much in this book - she was often irrational and difficult - but that said, I still thoroughly enjoyed this read and would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read It was a nice, light-hearted read with a few real laugh out loud moments.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sometimes an idea is not worth a second run Having worked with academically talented youth for many years, I very much enjoyed The Rosie Project. You definitely grew to love his 'Sheldon-like' character. However, The Rosie Effect seemed to lack those endearing and humorous narrative tidbits. Instead this novel becoming quite boring, quite quickly. The whole plot seems to contradict any growth our professor made in The Rosie Project. Instead of making us love Rosie, we are given a character with weak underlying motivation caught in a marriage that is just plan blah. Please, no third installment.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great continuation of the Rosie Project Very enjoyable; interesting, funny, thought provoking, a great read for anyone. Great pair of books, good value
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don of a new day A great follow up to the rosie project. Don is at once lovable and crazy making. Unfortunately I read this in small bits over time, only having the luxury of time to sit and read during the final few chapters. But I fell in love with Don all over again, laughed out loud and shed a tear or two.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Sequel Honestly, I preferred this book over the Rosie Project. I just seemed more interested with the story line and what was going to happen with the characters. Good read!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another Hit Enjoyed this read but \I would not have if \I had not read The Rosie Project first. Good value for the money and all in all a good pair of books. Find it hard to believe these were his first efforts.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Book! Although this book was not as good as The Rosie Project, it was still full of laughter and was very enjoyable. I was looking forward to the release of this book for quite some time and it did not disappoint!
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it I didn't laugh as much with this sequel but it was still most enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Loved the first one. Did NOT enjoy this one.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun follow up to Th Rosie Project Graeme Simsion'sfirst novel, The Rosie Project was a runaway international bestseller. I adored it. Then, I heard that Simsion had written a sequel....The Rosie Effect is newly released. And I got a little bit worried - would it measure up to the first book? Don and Rosie have relocated to New York City. And things are about to change for the Tillmans...... "Then Rosie told me we had 'something to celebrate', and I was faced with a challenge even greater than finding a partner. I have attempted to follow traditional protocols and have sourced advice from all six of my friends, plus a therapist and the internet. The result has been a web of deceit. I am now in danger of prosecution, deportation and professional disgrace. And of losing Rosie forever." The fun, of course, is following Don on his well meaning, but bumpy journey...... I've read some mixed reviews of this follow up. Yes, some of the plot machinations are a bit fortuitous and contrived, but hey, this is meant to be a fun read. For me it was - I quite enjoyed it. I was eager to follow Don on his latest Project, to experience The Incidents, The Misunderstandings, The Uproars and more. I laughed out loud numerous times in the lunchroom (as did a co-worker also reading it) But there were also heartstring tugging moments as Don attempts to understand and cope with the changes happening in his carefully ordered life. The supporting cast is back from the first book with some new additions. One new character was Lydia - she's really quite awful and while I understand why she was in the book, I just didn't like her. Rosie is a bit different in how she treats Don as well, and I found her somewhat cold, but that could be the hormones talking. I do love Don and his view of the world. His scheduling, his routines, (which are thrown into turmoil this time 'round),his reaction to the rest of the world - and theirs to him. It's impossible not to root for Don, to hope that things work out the way we want for him. Don narrates the whole story and never breaks character. It is truly eye opening to see the world through a 'different' filter. Simsion dedicated The Rosie Project to his friend Rod and his wife, noting that Rod is the inspiration for Don Tillman. The Rosie Effect is fun and quirky take on the rom com genre. Definitely recommended - but read The Rosie Project first.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sequel is simply amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed reading both book #1 and #2! Keep them coming!
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice, relaxing read I loved the Rosie Project and I loved this one too. It's a nice sequel, and is great for a relaxing read when you need to take your mind off things.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I absolutely loved Rosie Project and it will be safe to say that this one has all the cons and pros of Project. If you liked the first one, you'll like this one too :)
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Disappointment Compared to "The Rosie Project", this book was a disappointing read.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Let me start by saying I really loved The Rosie Project. I was expecting more of the same and in some ways I got it. I enjoyed this next phase in Don's life. I loved the way Don got into and out of trouble, and somehow, without intending to be, he is a very good friend and husband. Now, the part I didn't enjoy so much was Rosie. She seemed like a different person in this book and some of it can be blamed on pregnancy, but maybe not all of it. She was mean (ok, maybe not really mean) to Don and seemed to just assume that he wouldn't be a good father. She knew what Don was like before she married him and decided to have a baby with him, so I just didn't understand the change in her behavior. All of that aside, the characters were brilliant and funny. Don has few friends but the ones he has are good friends. There are a lot of humourous moments in this book as well as a few heart wrenching ones. Great book and I would recommend it to others.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequel Rosie and Don are at it again, but a little more serious. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The rosie effect Winds Wonderful,humorous,poignant,brilliant.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was Skeptical of a Sequel I loved the Rosie Project but was skeptical of a sequel. I didn't have to worry. The Rosie Effect was equally delightful and touching.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Don! More Rosie! Don Tillman is back! Or should I say, has never left and keeps on rolling, seeing how "The Rosie Project" is still a hot pick for new audiences even after more than a year of publication and at the top of readers' minds when it comes to recommending a great, fun read. "The Rosie Effect" will serve to boost its forward charge and cement Don's position as one of the most memorable book characters of recent time. Don and Rosie are now married in The Big Apple. A baby comes their way, and you can only imagine the hilarity and drama that ensues. Actually, you can't and you won't. Compared to "The Rosie Project," there are a lot more downs in this rollercoaster ride of a sequel, which make the ups so much more worthwhile. Besides, there is nothing Don's logical mind can't solve, or so we hope. His voice is as clear as ever, and it was a welcome treat being able to get into his head once again. Besides Don's analytical point-of-view, the other thing that made the first Rosie book so outstanding was the electric interaction between these lovebirds. They had such unexpected but undeniable chemistry. This second book was honestly quite lacking in Rosie, and Don
Date published: 2014-09-04

Editorial Reviews

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: Full of heart and humor, Simsion’s debut novel about a fussy, socially-challenged man’s search for the perfect wife is smart, breezy, quirky, and fun. Sure, it’s the precise equivalent of a well-crafted romantic comedy. (In fact, the book was clearly written with the big-screen in mind, and the film rights have already been sold). But you’d have to be a pretty cynical reader not to fall for Don Tillman, a handsome genetics professor who has crafted a pathologically micromanaged life for himself but can’t seem to score a second date. After launching his Wife Project, which includes a hilarious questionnaire intended to weed out imperfect candidates--smokers, makeup wearers, vegans (“incredibly annoying”)--Don meets Rosie, a stunning, maddeningly disorganized bartender/student who’s looking for her biological father. The reader knows just where the story is headed: Rosie’s so wrong for Don, she’s perfect. That’s not giving anything away. Half the fun of the book is watching pent-up, Asperger’s-afflicted Don break free, thanks to Rosie, from his precisely controlled, annoyingly sensible, and largely humorless lifestyle. By the final third, you’re cheering for Don to shatter all his rules. And you’re casting the film. --Neal Thompson From Booklist*Starred Review* Genetics professor Don Tillman’s ordered, predictable life is thrown into chaos when love enters the equation in this immensely enjoyable novel. Never good with social cues, Don explains his difficulty empathizing with others, which he forthrightly says is a defining symptom of the autism spectrum, as a result of his brain simply being wired differently. Diagnosis is not the issue here, as the reader is rooting for Don as he searches for ways to fit in. With his fortieth birthday approaching, he designs a questionnaire to find a compatible female life partner using his overriding devotion to logic. But he finds his quest competing with the request of a woman to discover the identity of her biological father. The protagonist is passingly similar to that of Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), but Simsion’s first novel is not as dark, focusing instead on the humor and significance of what makes us human. Don is used to causing amusement or consternation in others, but as his self-awareness and understanding grow, so do his efforts to behave more appropriately. Determined and unintentionally sweet, Don embarks on an optimistic and redemptive journey. Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart. --Bridget Thoreson Review“A world so original, in a story so compelling, I defy you not to read through the night. Read this glorious novel now, in the moment, where it lives."(Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife)"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell."(Matthew Quick, bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook)"The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."(Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front)"The Rosie Project is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world’s first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy."(Chris Cleave, bestselling author of Little Bee and Gold)"This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love."(Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements)"Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction.  Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogical—love.  Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page.  I’m madly in love with this book!  Trust me, you will be, too."(Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected)"With the demands of children and work, it's rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down -- not for food, nor for conversation, nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful, I was so enamored of The Rosie Project that I read it in a single, marathon sitting."(Ayelet Waldman, bestselling author of Red Hook Road, Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits)"Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelous novel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need for companionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming."(John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)"Charming, funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book."(Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man)"Graeme Simsion has achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero. I wanted to race through The Rosie Project, but had to make myself slow down from my usual reading pace, because of the number of sly jokes that I almost missed. A lovely, original, and very funny read."(Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You)“Polished debut fiction…Simsion can plot a story, set a scene, write a sentence, finesse a detail. A pity more popular fiction isn’t this well-written…A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel.”(Kirkus (Starred Review))“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s one of the most quirky and endearing romances I’ve ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don!"(Sophie Kinsella, bestselling author of the Shopaholic series and Wedding Night)“Read-out-loud laughter begins by page two in Simsion’s debut novel about a 39-year-old genetics professor with Asperger’s—but utterly unaware of it—looking to solve his Wife Problem…What follows are his utterly clueless, but more often thoroughly charming exploits in exploring his capacity for romance…this novel is perfectly timed.”(Publishers Weekly (Starred Review))“Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart….[an] immensely enjoyable novel.”(Booklist (Starred Review))“One of the year’s most promising and original novelists.”(Wall Street Journal)“It’s the kind of book that makes you smile as you read it—and laugh—and it’s also wickedly clever…A total rave!”(“Move over, Sheldon Cooper. There's a new brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman, in The Rosie Project….It's not surprising that debut novelist Graeme Simsion has a background in science —The Rosie Project, already a success in Australia, seems almost precision-engineered to keep readers turning pages. But unlike its unexpectedly lovable hero, this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor.” (A-)(Entertainment Weekly)“Simsion's attention to detail brings to life Don's wonderful, weird world. Instead of using Don's Asperger's syndrome as a fault, or a lead into a tragic turn of events, Simsion creates a heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world, and to love. As Don would say, this book is ‘great fun.’”(USA Today)“If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where'd You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally, The Rosie Project is this season's fix.”(Heller McAlpin“The hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel.”(The Washington Post)