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If you're wondering why you should read this book, perhaps it will earn you $100 Billion!
Bill Gates: This book was so good, ‘I stayed up with it until 3 a.m.’—then gifted it to 50 friends
...And while the Microsoft co-founder has shared hundreds of his favorite reads, there’s one in particular that has been given the ultimate seal of approval: “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion. Gates was introduced to the book by his wife Melinda, who “kept stopping to recite parts of it out loud” to him, he said in a 2016 interview with The New York Times. “Eventually, I decided to take a look. I started it one night at 11:00 p.m. and stayed up with it until 3:00 a.m.”
Simsion’s debut novel centers around Don Tillman, a geneticist who may or may not have Asperger’s Syndrome. Determined to find a suitable wife, he creates a double-sided, 16-page questionnaire to help complete the mission. “The book is less about genetics or thinking too logically or the main character’s hilarious journey than it is about getting inside the mind and heart of someone a lot of people see as odd — and discovering that he isn’t really that different from anybody else,” Gates wrote in his review. “It’s an extraordinarily clever, funny, and moving book about being comfortable with who you are and what you’re good at.”
Gates also called it “one of the best novels” he’s read in a long time, which is quite the praise coming from someone who doesn’t read a lot of fiction. In fact, Gates thought it was so good that he gifted it to at least 50 friends.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/billion ... iends.html
Here's Gates's full review of this book. There is a sequel...https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/The-Rosie-Effect
Here's his blog, where he reviews and recommends many books.https://www.gatesnotes.com/
Goodreads has 400,971 ratings = 4.02 average and 36,991 reviews.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/161 ... E0s&rank=1