The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect

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"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. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476767314
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: SIMSION, G


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Apr 03, 2020

Don is one of my favourite literary characters. I recommend this if you have read The Rosie Project.

Mar 14, 2020

I really enjoy following Don Tillman navigate through social norms and learning to grow in life. We all have some hard times and challenges but Don sees it all as a problem to be solved by him and he approaches it with honesty and a kind heart. He’s also very efficient with solutions that solves multiple problems at once. I actually enjoy this book better than The Rosie Results. I would recommend it as a light and humorous read.

Mar 11, 2020

The sequel was a great disappointment for me. I absolutely adored the first book but the second one is just so blah and uninspiring. The premise is utterly dull and in certain parts, just totally ridiculous. I regret reading this book.

Nov 22, 2019

See my review of The Rosie Project. This sequel is just as funny.

Nov 04, 2019

Beautifully written, non-pornographic love story, followup of the first year of marriage, move to the US, pregnancy, and more than one possible divorce. PLUS! a great new character with a touching story line, and a new evil character you will love to hate. READ THESE IN ORDER. A quick read, but don't start it in the evening if you have to get to bed at a reasonable hour.

Oct 10, 2019

The Rosie Project set the bar so high that the sequel inevitably seems to fall a bit short. I felt the book bogged down a bit in the middle but it's well worth reading on if only so that you don't miss the wonderful chaotic scene when Sonia goes into labour towards the very end of the book.

Sep 02, 2019

Not as wonderful as the first but still worth reading! Don is a treasure!

Jun 26, 2019

Aspergers in a love story, genius. Well written, descriptive, and moving. Loved it!

Dec 18, 2017

I enjoyed this as a great sequel to the Rosie Project. Don and Rosie are now in New York where Don has a university position. Rosie, while studying for both her M.D. and Ph.D decides that it is baby time and gets pregnant, notifying Don of the accomplishment.

Don is learning to manage his social ineptness, stumbling from faux pas to being arrested for suspicious behavior while managing to form and develop friendships.

Jun 10, 2017

Sequel almost as good as the first.

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Nov 28, 2015

"After the pregnancy was over, Rosie could begin sleeping normally again." p 199.

Sep 20, 2015

It is generally accepted that people enjoy surprises: hence the traditions associated with Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. In my experience, most of the pleasure accrues to the giver. The victim is frequently under pressure to feign, at short notice, a positive response to an unwanted object or unscheduled event.

Sep 20, 2015

I have a theory that everyone is as odd as I am when they are alone.

Sep 20, 2015

‘To the world’s most perfect woman.’ It was lucky my father was not present. _Perfect_ is an absolute that cannot be modified, like _unique_ or _pregnant_. My love for Rosie was so powerful that it had caused my brain to make a grammatical error.

Sep 20, 2015

It was odd, paradoxical - _crazy_ - that what Rosie seemed to value most about me, a highly organized person who avoided uncertainty and liked to plan in detail, was that my behaviour generated unpredictable consequences. But if that was what she loved, I was not going to argue.

PimaLib_MaryG May 07, 2015

...the answer came to me. The fridge! We would get a bigger fridge, and all the other problems would be solved.


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