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MEDIA ADVISORY: New York Times Best-Selling Author to Speak at MU

March 6th, 2012

Story Contact: Jesslyn Chew, ChewJ@missouri.edu

WHO:
David Finch, a New York Times best-selling author, will visit the University of Missouri to share his enlightening story of living with Asperger Syndrome and how understanding his condition helped him become a better husband.

The Journal of Best Practices, a memoir of Finch’s marriage and his life with Asperger Syndrome, was published in January 2012 and now is a New York Times Best Seller. Finch’s essays also have been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 6

WHERE:
Reception and Book Signing

5:30 p.m., Palmer Room, Reynolds Journalism Institute, MU Campus

Presentation
7 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU Campus

Book Signing
8 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU Campus

NOTE:
All events are free and open to the public.

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

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