New York Times Bestselling Author David Finch to Visit Mizzou March 6

PRESS RELEASE—New York Times Bestselling Author David Finch to Visit Mizzou March 6

Finch to speak about life, marriage and living with Asperger Syndrome.

Columbia, Mo. February 21, 2012: David Finch, author of The Journal of Best Practices, comes to Mizzou March 6, 2012 to share his entertaining and enlightening story of living with Asperger Syndrome – and how he and his wife Kristen used their knowledge of his condition to transform their marriage.

“Filled with humor and surprising wisdom, The Journal of Best Practices is 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.” – The Journal of Best Practices

The presentation is a part of the MU Thompson Center Exceptional Achievement Lecture Series sponsored by the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Other sponsors of the event include the MU School of Health Professions, MU Provost’s Office, MU School of Medicine, MU School of Journalism and MU College of Human Environmental Sciences.

The schedule on March 6 follows. All events are free and open to the public. Copies of Finch’s book will be available for purchase at the event. Mr. Finch is also available for media interviews upon request.

5:30 pm: Reception and Book Signing, Palmer Room, Reynolds Journalism Institute
7 pm: Presentation, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall
8 pm: Book Signing and Meet the Author.

About David Finch: David Finch married his wife, Kristen, in 2003, and five years later he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.  David’s essays have been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Slate, and Psychology Today.  His debut memoir, The Journal of Best Practices, was published on January 3rd, 2012, and is now a New York Times Best Seller.  David lives in northern Illinois with Kristen and their two children.

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