Don Tillman

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13,915 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 10,528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,465

    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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    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 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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").

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointed

    • By R W on 02-27-19

    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 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    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 2,718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,421

    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 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

  • Book 3

    • The Rosie Result

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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    Until 12 years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 4,380 days of marriage, Don's life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. Rosie has just returned to work and is struggling with an obnoxious coworker. Don, meanwhile, is in hot water after his latest lecture goes viral. But their real worry is their son, Hudson, who is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids.   

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Rosie Result

    • Don Tillman, Book 3
    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they’re about to face their most important challenge. Their 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 his own identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 02-28-19

    Regular price: $21.50

    • The Rosie Result

    • By: Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important project. Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: His teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. Meanwhile, Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genetics Lecture Outrage. The life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. 

    Regular price: $27.99