Book Review: The Journal of Best Practices

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From time to time, I cruise the autism shelf in my local library. Recently, this book jumped out at me:

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch
The author tells of how he is diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome around age 30, and sets about to make changes in himself to be a easier-to-live-with and more interactive spouse and father.
I found the book interesting, and amusing (though I have to warn you,  there is offensive language in the book).
The author does a great job sharing the inner workings of his mind and emotions.  It was fascinating to read how he managed the rigidity, sensory sensitivities and emotional overload that are often are part of Aspergers and autism.  Excluding the bad language, I really enjoyed this read, even though the author didn’t sugar coat…

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