"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell."--Matthew Quick, bestselling author of "The Silver Linings Playbook"
""The Rosie Project" is the best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time."--Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of "Fly Away" and "Home Front"
""The Rosie Project" is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world's first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy."--Chris Cleave, bestselling author of "Little Bee" and "Gold"
"This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love."--Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of "Seating Arrangements"
"Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction. Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogical--love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, "The Rosie Project" had me cheering for Don on every page. I'm madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too."--Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected
"With the demands of children and work, it's rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down -- not for food, nor for conversation, nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful, I was so enamored of "The Rosie Project "that I read it in a single, marathon sitting."--Ayelet Waldman, bestselling author of "Red Hook Road, Bad Mother" and "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits"
"Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelous novel, "The Rosie Project "is a serious reflection on our need for companionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming."--John Boyne, bestselling author of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
"Charming, funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book."--Marian Keyes, bestselling author of "The Brightest Star in the Sky" and" This Charming Man"
"Move over Sheldon Cooper. There's a brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman...this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor." (A-)--Entertainment Weekly
An utterly winning screwball comedy...If you're looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of "Where'd You Go Bernadette" and "When Harry Met Sally", "The Rosie Project" is this season's fix."--NPR
A first-date dud, socially awkward and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea.
He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling, and looking for her biological father a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.
The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy like no other. It is arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.
Praise for The Rosie Project
A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year
A national and international bestseller
#1 Indie Next Pick (US)
#1 Library Reads Pick (US)
'Funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book.' – Marian Keyes
"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell. I'd love to have a beer with the humane and hilarious Graeme Simsion." - Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook
‘I absolutely loved The Rosie Project—original and clever, and perfectly written. The world is going to fall in love with Don and Rosie and I can’t wait for that to happen.’ -- Jill Mansell, author of To the Moon and Back
“The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I’ve read in a long time.” — Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front