Australian author Graeme Simsion has written a very funny romantic comedy about a 30 something, socially challenged genetic engineer who decides it is time to find a wife scientifically. Don Tillman creates a 16 page double-sided questionnaire to judge prospective mates. Along comes intelligent and beautiful Rosie Jarman whom he is able to actually spend time and converse with, yet he disqualifies as a wife candidate. He does help Rosie search for her own answer to who her real father is. This Asperger-like character is similar to people we all know as absent-minded professors, nerds or geeks. Getting into the mind of Don and seeing the way he thinks life should be referenced by this unemotional, critically- thinking person is very insightful and extremely funny. Rosie helps him break free of some of the socially inept tendencies and their relationship becomes very complicated. The Rosie Project was begun as a screen play project and became an award-winning manuscript before it was published in Melbourne.