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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).
Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.
Picking up where The Rosie Project left off, The Rosie Effect is a fun, hilarious, and poignant read. “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, author of The Silver Linings Playbook).
I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began…
Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are about to face their most important challenge.
Their ten-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he’s socially awkward and not fitting in. Don’s spent a lifetime trying to fit in—so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs?
The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about Don’s own identity.
Meanwhile, there are multiple distractions to deal with: the Genetics Lecture Outrage, Rosie’s troubles at work, estrangement from his best friend Gene…
And opening the world’s best cocktail bar.
Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the much-loved and internationally bestselling Don Tillman trilogy.
Graeme Simsion is a Melbourne-based novelist and screenwriter. The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect have combined global sales approaching five million copies. Graeme is also the author of the international bestsellers The Best of Adam Sharp and – co-written with his wife, Anne Buist – Two Steps Forward. His screenplay for The Rosie Project is in development with Sony Pictures, The Best of Adam Sharp is in development with Toni Collette’s Vocab Films, and the rights to Two Steps Forward have been optioned by Fox Searchlight and Ellen DeGeneres. Graeme’s latest book is the third and final Don Tillman novel, The Rosie Result.
“Bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” Entertainment Weekly
“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, author of The Silver Linings Playbook.
“A heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world.’” USA Today
"Sharp dialogue, terrific pacing, physical hijinks, slapstick, a couple to root for, and more twists than a pack of Twizzlers.” NPR.org
"Filled with humor and plenty of heart... a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we're wired, just want to fit in." Chicago Tribune
"One of the year's most promising and original novelists." Wall Street Journal
‘Charming, eloquent, and insightful, The Rosie Result is a triumphant conclusion to Don’s story, one that celebrates this remarkable father, husband, and friend in all his complexity and brilliance.’ Booklist (starred review)
‘Very much a charmer...A fitting end to this delightful trilogy that doesn't pull punches.’ Kirkus
theory includes a detailed review of the extensive literature on data modeling and logical database design, referencing nearly 500 publications, with a strong focus on their relevance to practice. The
practice component incorporates the largest-ever study of data modeling practitioners, involving over 450 participants in interviews, surveys and data modeling tasks. The results challenge many longstanding held assumptions about data modeling and will be of interest to academics and practitioners alike.
Graeme Simsion brings to the book the practical perspective and intellectual clarity that have made his
Data Modeling Essentials a classic in the field. He begins with a question about the nature of data modeling (design or description), and uses it to illuminate such issues as the definition of data modeling, its philosophical underpinnings, inputs and deliverables, the necessary behaviors and skills, the role of creativity, product diversity, quality measures, personal styles, and the differences between experts and novices.
Data Modeling Theory and Practice is essential reading for anyone involved in data modeling practice, research, or teaching.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain.
“The Chemin will change you. It changes everyone…”
The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers—some devout, many not—follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other.
Zoe, an artist from California who’s still reeling from her husband’s sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design…and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others—and himself—again.
Smart and funny, insightful and romantic, Two Steps Forward reveals that the most important journeys we make aren’t measured in miles, but in the strength, wisdom, and love found along the way. Fans of The Rosie Project will recognize Graeme Simsion’s uniquely quirky and charming writing style.
Hilarante, sorprendente, ingeniosa.
«Uno de los más atractivos, simpáticos y fascinantes personajes literarios que he encontrado en mucho tiempo.»
«Me llamo Don Tillman, tengo treinta y nueve años y soy profesor adjunto de Genética en la Universidad de Melbourne. Mi trabajo está bien remunerado, me alimento de forma equilibrada y regular, y mi condición física es óptima. En el reino animal, no tendría ninguna dificultad para aparearme, pero en el humano, nunca he logrado tener una segunda cita con la misma mujer. Los motivos de mi fracaso no termino de entenderlos, y como las estadísticas muestran que los hombres casados son, en promedio, más felices y viven más tiempo, he decidido poner en marcha un programa vital para mí, el Proyecto Esposa. A tal fin, he creado un algoritmo perfecto que me permitirá excluir las candidatas inadecuadas: las fumadoras, las impuntuales, las desorganizadas, las que dedican demasiado tiempo a su aspecto exterior... en suma, todas aquellas que no respondan a los estrictos criterios que se exponen en el cuestionario de dieciséis páginas que he elaborado. Este libro es el informe científico -aunque me han explicado que hay que denominarlo novela- acerca del resultado de mi proyecto. Quien lo lea descubrirá que la candidata menos apropiada se llama Rosie; y también encontrará la respuesta a una pregunta fundamental: ¿puede el amor cambiar la vida de una persona, incluso de un individuo como yo?»
El Proyecto Esposa tiene un protagonista excepcional: el inteligente, obsesivo y literal Don Tillman, para quien navegar por este mundo de emociones complejas e incoherentes, poblado por seres que a menudo dicen exactamente lo contrario de lo que piensan, constituye una tarea tan ardua como desconcertante.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Un libro divertido, maravilloso [...], puro entretenimiento.»
«Una novela hilarante, llena de chispa.»
«Un héroe cómico digno de recordar [...]. Una novela de lectura compulsiva [...], los desvelos del profesor constituyen también una emocionante historia de alcance universal sobre cómo conciliar la lógica con las emociones, la razón con la pasión, y cómo lograr conectar nuestra vida con la de los demás.»
«Adorable, realmente divertida y cálida. Una joya de libro.»
«¡Qué libro tan arrebatador y divertido! [...] Una original historia de amor [...] que en realidad explora la necesidad de ser más tolerantes con los que son dife- rentes. Un libro de lectura obligada.»
The Daily Telegraph
«El lector queda atrapado desde la primera página [...]. Tremendamente divertido.»
Australian Book Review
«Una historia fresca y divertida, escrita con brío y un ritmo fantástico [...]. Me ha encantado.»
Herald on Sunday Auckland
«Una novela maravillosa.»
From the bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a romantic novel about true love, second chances, and decades of great music.
Two decades ago, Adam Sharp’s piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more—but Adam didn’t take it.
Now, on the cusp of turning fifty, Adam likes his life. He’s happy with his partner Claire, he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub, he looks after his mother, and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been. And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Does Adam dare to live dangerously?
Set to the soundtrack of our lives, The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion follows along with emotion and humor as one man looks back on his past and decides if having a second chance is worth the risk.
One of Glamour Magazine's “Most Anticipated Books of 2017”•"20 Must-Read Books for Spring 2017" from Redbook
Praise for The Best of Adam Sharp:
"This dazzling story about a former pianist who has a second chance in midlife with his former actress flame will do some major heart-warming this Spring — and readers will never foresee the incredible ending." —POPSUGAR
"It's a fun sweet ride." —The Washington Post
"Readers are already clamoring." —Library Journal
“An extraordinary literary treat that reminds readers the best things in life have nothing to do with plans.” —Redbook
‘Correct.’ I listed the eight major advantages of the Standardised Meal System.
1. No need to accumulate recipe books.
2. Standard shopping list—hence very efficient shopping.
3. Almost zero waste—nothing in the refrigerator or pantry unless required for one of the recipes.
4. Diet planned and nutritionally balanced in advance.
5. No time wasted wondering what to cook.
6. No mistakes, no unpleasant surprises.
7. Excellent food, superior to most restaurants at a much lower price (see point 3).
8. Minimal cognitive load required.
‘The cooking procedures are in my cerebellum—virtually no conscious effort is required.’
‘Like riding a bike.’
Here at last, by popular demand, is the weekly system of food preparation that Professor Don Tillman, star of the Rosie trilogy, lives by—everything from his signature lobster salad to the world’s best risotto, across the four seasons. This essential guide also includes handy tips about losing weight, mixing cocktails and stress-free entertaining.
Don Tillman’s Standardized Meal System will not only show you how to make delicious meals: it will open your mind to a different way of shopping, cooking and living. The Don Tillman way.
Il professor Don Tillman, ordinario di genetica, e la sua adorata Rosie di sfide ne hanno affrontate tante. Si sono innamorati nonostante le abissali differenze che li dividevano, si sono sposati nonostante la proverbiale maniacalità e asocialità di Don e hanno portato a compimento il progetto più bello: diventare genitori. Dopo dieci anni trascorsi a New York, ora sono tornati in Australia e stanno per affrontare la sfida più difficile. Hudson, il loro figlio, ha qualche difficoltà a scuola: è molto impacciato e non riesce ad ambientarsi. Qualcuno sospetta un disturbo dello spettro autistico. Proprio come suo padre. Don sa molto bene come si sente suo figlio perché ha passato metà della sua vita cercando di sentirsi al posto giusto. Quindi chi meglio di lui può insegnare a Hudson ciò di cui ha bisogno? Il «Progetto Hudson» richiederà l’aiuto di vecchi e nuovi amici. Sarà necessario guidare il ragazzo passo per passo in molte situazioni, e imparare a lasciarlo andare in tante altre, mentre il destino porrà a Don mille altri problemi da risolvere: l’Oltraggio della lezione di genetica, i guai di Rosie al lavoro, l’allontanamento del suo migliore amico Gene… E soprattutto l’apertura del miglior cocktail bar al mondo.
Arguto e provocatorio, popolato di personaggi divertenti e umanissimi, L’amore è un enigma straordinario è un romanzo che con rara delicatezza e leggerezza ci pone dinnanzi al tema delle differenze e ci offre il dono di uscirne riconciliati col mondo.