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The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband
Authors: David Fitch
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1439189714 ; ISBN-13: 978-1439189719
This book is written by a man who learns he has Aspbergers Syndrome after he has been married for five years. His wife is an expert on autism spectrum disorders and helps him through the process of learning about his diagnosis. The book is about the work he does to save his marriage, here is an excerpt:
"The day had been chaotic but really nothing out of the ordinary for two young working parents. Kristen was in the kitchen, trying to put it back in some kind of order, and I was upstairs saying good night to our kids. After walking with our ten-month-old son, Parker, in little circles around his dark room and whispering the lyrics of an Eric Clapton song until he fell asleep, I cuddled with our daughter, Emily, until her restless two-year-old squirming subsided and her breathing slowed and deepened. I crept out, whispering "I love you," the words all but dissolving into the whir of her electric fan.
As I descended into the warm amber glow that bathed the first floor of our house, I could hear the hum of the dishwasher in the kitchen and the soft clunk of toys being put away in the playroom. Something was up; the house was never so tranquil right after the kids went to bed. Usually, the television was on, the kitchen was a disaster, and books and toys were scattered everywhere. I expected to find Kristen in her usual spot: sitting on the couch among stacks of paper and thick binders, her laptop resting on her legs as she feverishly prepared for the next day's work. But everything was different that night."
Click on the " Web Links " tab above to read more of the excerpt, and to hear two separate interviews with the author, one from NPR.
Excerpt copied from NPR website on 3/1/12, URL:http://www.npr.org/books/titles/146344369/the-journal-of-best-practices-a-memoir-of-marriage-asperger-syndrome-and-one-man
|Organization:||Scribner, A Division of Simon & Schuster|
|Address:||1230 Avenue of the Americas|
New York, New York 10020
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|ISBN:||ISBN-10: 1439189714 ; ISBN-13: 978-1439189719|
|Cost:||$25.00 (from publisher)|
Description on publisher's website (includes interview with the author)
Read an excerpt from the books introduction
Hear the authors being interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered"
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