Graeme Simsion, Australian author of the international bestseller The Rosie Project, tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of Don Tillman, a brilliant but socially inept scientist who crafts a scientific survey, The Wife Project, to find a perfect partner. Enter Rosie—such a perfect match according to his survey that he marries her. The sequel, The Rosie Effect, begins with the happily married couple living in New York, where Don must face the new challenge of adding a baby to his once-scientifically pristine equation. Don’s attempts at conducting pregnancy and parenting research are thwarted by his less than conventional methods, which at times get him into trouble with the law. Life becomes increasingly complicated when Don’s best friend moves in with him and Rosie. In the midst of all the chaos, he almost fails to notice that he is on the verge of losing his wife.
The Rosie Project continues to appear on the New York Times bestseller list, selling more than one million copies in forty countries, and has been optioned as a film by Sony Pictures. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the year’s most promising and original novelists,” Simsion is also a screenwriter, playwright, and data modeller, and he “once led a packed hall of chartered accountants in group singing—with feeling.”