Eric Muller has been trying to hack the girlfriend problem for half his life. As a teenage geek, he discovered his gift for programming computers - but his attempts to understand women only confirm that he's better at writing code than connecting with human beings. Brilliant, neurotic, and lonely, Eric spends high school in the solitary glow of a screen. But by his early 20s, Eric's talent has made him a Silicon Valley millionaire. This brilliant debut ushers Eric Muller - flawed, funny, irresistibly endearing - into the pantheon of unlikely heroes.