David Finch

David Finch


David Finchis a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir, The Journal of Best Practices. Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, David has committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent. A former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, David has written for The New York ... VIEW MORE

Speech Topics
  • “So, Are We Supposed to Hug Now?” Best Practices for Neurologically-Mixed Marriages and Other Harrowing Relationships

    A seminar packed with relevant, actionable strategies for making relationships thrive. David’s wife, Kristen, is ... View More

  • “Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Attention?” Classroom Perspective from a Deceptively Remarkable Student

    This presentation is specifically geared for educators, administrators, and parents who find themselves occasionally ... View More

  • “Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Taxes?” Successful Transitions for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

    Navigating transition from elementary education into high school, high school in college or vocation, and college into ... View More

  • Everyone is Sort of Autistic—Even Your Salespeople: Managing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Businesses thrive when they hire unique talents. The trick is knowing how to manage these gifted individuals, who ... View More

Text Reviews
  • David Finch has the rare qualities of not only being a great writer, but also a great speaker. He came to give a book talk, but instead, held an audience captive with a deeply moving personal story.
  • Daniel Marleau, Authors Series - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • He described the day-to-day challenges of living with an autism spectrum disorder, weaving in humorous and heartwarming details of how he and his wife saved their marriage and built a life together.
  • Janet E. Farmer, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Director of Academic Programs - Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • He speaks with candor about his experience being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age 30, already married & with a young daughter, & somehow managed to “find the funny” in even the most difficult of circumstances navigating the world of neurotypicals.
  • Magda Manetas, Dean of Students - The College of New Jersey

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