Don Tillman is a genetics professor at a university in Melbourne who is pretty socially inept and has decided he is unlikely to find anyone suitable for marriage – that is, until he comes up with the idea of the Wife Project, where he prepares a questionnaire for potential candidates in the hopes of coming up with the perfect woman for him. He is assisted in a manner by his two only friends; fellow professor and philanderer Gene and his wife Claudia. Then he meets Rosie who mentions that she doesn’t know the identity of her real father as her mother told her that she was conceived from a one-night stand with someone from her graduating class back in the day. Hence commences the father project, a project that quickly overtakes Don in his endeavours, and ends up teaching him a lot more than he’d anticipated.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I like the concept and the way of approaching stuff. What I found a bit tricky was the idea that some who has Asperger’s could suddenly change his behaviour and develop relationships as he has not done before. As long as I can put my belief in this behaviour aside, I can mostly enjoy the book. Mostly.