This collection is definitely not his best work and way too dark for my taste. I didn't even finish about a third of the essays because I just couldn't bear to keep reading. Included here are a handful of fictional narratives from someone else's point of view, and I hated every one. (Soooo dark. No thanks.) In my mind, nothing since Me Talk Pretty One Day has been half as funny.
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The Rosie Project - the tale of a socially awkward genetics professor who has an orderly process of finding a wife but then falls for a woman who fits none of his carefully selected criteria.