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David Finch

Biography

David Finch

David Finch grew up on a farm in northern Illinois and attended the University of Miami, where he studied Music Engineering Technology.  He then returned to Illinois, where he worked as an audio engineer and studied sketch-comedy writing at the Second City in Chicago. He and his wife, Kristen, married in 2003, and in 2008, David was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. His essay "Somewhere Inside, A Path To Empathy" appeared in The New York Times and became the basis for his first book, THE JOURNAL OF BEST PRACTICES. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Psychology Today. David lives in northern Illinois with Kristen and their two children and is still a total nerd.

David Finch

Books by David Finch

by David Finch - Autobiography, Family & Relationships/Marriage, Humor, Love & Marriage, Marriage, Memoir, Nonfiction

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the @#!% is wrong with my husband?! In David Finch’s case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David’s ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, but it doesn’t make him any easier to live with. Determined to change, David sets out to understand Asperger syndrome and learn to be a better husband with an endearing yet hilarious zeal.