Simsion's protagonist is the refreshingly honest, intelligent and unusual Professor Don Tillman. Don decides that the time in his life has come to meet someone and settle down, but he's not sure how to do this as he is somewhat socially awkward. With the help of his friend Gene, Don designs a questionnaire to choose a wife: naming it the Wife Project. We follow him on a hilarious journey to self-discovery and surprisingly, true love. Simsion's novel is a breath of fresh air; you'll find yourself laughing out loud at his sharp honesty and insight into human nature.