Writer David Finch to speak about life experiences on the autism spectrum

image taken from twitter

image taken from twitter

Rolla, Missouri – Humorist and author of the best-selling memoir The Journal of Best Practices, David Finch, will speak about his experience as a person with autism on November 5 at the Leach Theatre on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

The presentation, sponsored by the campus office of counseling, disability support and student wellness, is titled “Oh, you need me to pay attention?”  Attendance is free for students and the public.

The former semiconductor engineer got married in 2003 and was diagnosed with Asperger’s five years later. He now spends his time writing and speaking, having written for such publications as The New York Times, Huffington Post, Slate as well as having an ongoing relationship blog in Psychology Today.

Mr Finch will also be signing copies of his book The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, that details his life on the spectrum. According to Mr Finch’s website,  the book is described 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.”

Copies will be made available for purchase at the campus bookstore.
The original article by Andrew Careaga on the Missouri S & T website can be found here