Judy, over at Patchwork Times, has started a new weekly thing asking us to write about what we're reading. Well, while I rarely read a physical book, I am almost never without a novel on my iPod. I get so much "reading" done this way and I don't have to choose between quilting and reading - I can do BOTH at the same time!! That's very much of a win-win in my book (Pun intended!).
That was a long intro into what I'm listening to. I just finished reading David Finch's "The Journal of Best Practices." A true memoir of his struggle with becoming a better husband. I found this book to be both enlightening and disheartening. The book begins on the day that Finch's wife diagnoses him with Asperger's syndrome. He then sets about to become a better husband because his disorder means he has very little - if any- empathy for others. He described the things he would do and not do, he would listen to his wife give him feedback and then he determined to do what she asked of him.
The heartening part is that he actually made huge strides in becoming a better husband. The disheartening part is that he described a lot of behaviors that my husband does and I think most men do and it has nothing to do with their being on the Asperger's spectrum. SIGH.
What are you reading?