Don Tillman

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,300 ratings

The Rosie Project Publisher's Summary

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie - and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

©2013 Graeme Simsion (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • The Rosie Project

    • A Novel
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,025
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,020
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,008

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a typical romance - so much more

    • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Rosie Project

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Aspergers Cliche? No, I loved it!

    • By Adele on 05-04-14

    Regular price: $20.66

    • The Rosie Project

    • Don Tillman, Book 1
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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 16-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Yet, Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities and. Don easily disqualifies her as a suitable candidate (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid").

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious romance with a rational approach

    • By Michael Stringer on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $21.50

    • The Rosie Project

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Daniel O'Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic!!

    • By Amalia on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • The Rosie Effect

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,343
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,339

    Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the first one....

    • By Julie on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Rosie Effect

    • Don Tillman 2
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One Rosie is enough !

    • By G.Keyzer on 01-18-15

    Regular price: $25.82

    • The Rosie Effect

    • Don Tillman, Book 2
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The Rosie Effect is the charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project. With the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project . . .As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style gets him into trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, Poignant and Insightful

    • By Mrs. K. Skarbek on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $21.50