RosieImagine Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory researching the market to find the perfect wife for himself. That’s what I found myself thinking of when I read The Rosie Project by Australian author Graeme Simsion. In his debut novel, Simsion no doubt taps into much of the academic world he lives in to describe the life of Don Tillman, a quirky University Professor of genetics who is oddly unaware of the fact he displays all the characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome. He accepts his idiosyncrasies as a bit unusual and goes about his life in a state of resignation. With his life planned down to the minute and his meals organized by days of the week and sustainability, he lives with the knowledge that he’s “different” and attempts to apply scientific observation to explain his lack of emotion and empathy. While Asperger’s is certainly not to be trivialized, Simsion’s descriptions of daily life and his thought processes is a humorous read that engaged me immediately. When Tillman designs a questionnaire to canvass for potential mates, his requirements for a match are hysterical. He doesn’t plan on a graduate student called Rosie coming along to cause him to re-evaluate his entire life and question the merits of his criteria. The Rosie Project is a fast and fun read.

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Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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  1. I LOVED THE ROSIE PROJECT!!!!! Nice to hear you enjoyed it also. Keep the blogs coming! A friend this eve gave me The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult … and wants it back!!! Means it must be good….have you written a review of it???? Happy Thanksgiving! Margaret

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