David Finch, humorist and author of The New York Times best-selling book The Journal of Best Practices, which chronicles his life as an adult with autism, will speak about his experiences in a public presentation Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Leach Theatre on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.
Finch’s presentation – titled “Oh, You needed me to pay attention?” – begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Finch, a former semiconductor engineer, was married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, or functional autism. Now a full-time writer and speaker, he has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post and Slate. He also writes a relationship blog for Psychology Today.
His 2012 book The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, is described on Finch’s website as “a candid story of ruthless self-improvement, a unique window into living with an autism spectrum condition and proof that a true heart can conquer all.”
Following Finch’s presentation, he will sign copies of his book, which is available for sale at the S&T Store on campus.
Finch’s visit to campus is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s office of counseling, disability support and student wellness. For more information about the event, contact disability support services at 573-341-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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