The Rosie Project

A Novel

Simsion, Graeme C.

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Rosie Project
Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy "bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and...humor," ( Entertainment Weekly ) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love. The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid"). But Don is intrigued by Rosie's own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion's distinctive debut "navigates the choppy waters of adult relationships, both romantic and platonic, with a fresh take" ( USA TODAY ). "Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we're wired, just want to fit in" ( Chicago Tribune ).
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476729091
Characteristics: 295 pages ;,22 cm


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Comment by: Cleveland_PL Sep 04, 2014

Reviewed by Beth Hatch, Virtual Services Manager at Cleveland Public Library

Don Tillman is a professor of genetics. He derives to find the perfect mate using a questionnaire and detailed analysis known as "The Wife Project." He meets Rosie, a woman looking for her biological father... Read More »

Comment by: Johna A Large Jun 21, 2014

Like Sheldon on The BIg Bang Theory? Meet Don, nearly a clone of Sheldon who develops The Wife Project when he thinks he ought to get married. How does Rosie become a candidate? Read this highly entertaining novel and find out!

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Feb 16, 2015

This story was great! Don reminds me of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.

Feb 08, 2015
  • EricaReynolds rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A terrific vacation or weekend read. Very amusing. Nothing serious here, but not your typical romance either. Good fun.

Feb 06, 2015
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved it! The main character was so anal-retentive but you couldn't help but adore him. He was so funny. Loved the story and characters. Hilarious!

Feb 04, 2015
  • gymgurl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really funny and charming book. The character of Don Tillman was great. Can't wait to read the sequel.

Feb 03, 2015
  • olemissann rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed learning and developing a greater understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. The book illustrates the importance of the connections our lives have with others.

Feb 01, 2015
  • EricaReynoldsNYC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cute and quirky. Nothing meaty, but a good vacation read.

Jan 25, 2015
  • stewstealth rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A "cute" romance story that is a pretty funny and fast read. Worth it due to the humour and characters even with the ending.

Jan 21, 2015
  • dairyqueen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fun, quick read!

Dec 29, 2014
  • blolo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great beach read - I finished it in a day and laughed the whole way though. Endearing characters, heart warming story.

Nov 28, 2014
  • GLNovak rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a lovely feel-good story. Don Tillman is a socially ackward genetics professor who has decided that he needs a wife. Of course the only logical way to find one is to produce a questionnaire. This way he can exclude those candidates who don't meet all his requirements. Although we can easily see how it will end, the story keeps us interested because we are enjoying the ride. The writing has just the right tone and rhythm. A great little read with a bit of a message handled in a very lighthearted way.

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Jul 16, 2014
  • salsaladybug rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable and hilarious reading!

Dec 31, 2013

Professor Don Tillman initiates the Wife Project to find himself a compatible partner, and he ends up with Rosie, who he had ruled out as patently unsuitable. Author Graeme Simsion, an Australian, teaches us many things: love can make you do irrational things, and you don't find love-it finds you. He also illustrated the Bible lesson, "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Loved this quirky book.


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