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If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon : Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married
by Jenna McCarthy

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"Hilarious, smart, and utterly addicting. Watch out, Nora Ephron." -Valerie Frankel

Jenna McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: "forsaking all others." Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Hilarious, smart, and utterly addicting. Watch out, Nora Ephron." -Valerie Frankel

Jenna McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: "forsaking all others." Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780425243022
  • ISBN-10: 0425243028
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 295
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > Humor > Topic - Relationships
Books > Family & Relationships > Marriage & Long Term Relationships

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-08-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this mixed bag of essays, McCarthy (The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties), shares some of the arguments she’s had with her husband of 13 years. After a particularly nasty one, she posts an online call for stories about the maddening things husbands do. Upon receiving a massive number of impassioned responses, she realizes there’s a book, not a mere blog post, in the making. She writes that marriage is a “wholly unnatural state that’s difficult at times but frequently has several bright spots and is occasionally better than the alternative.” In service to that thesis, McCarthy’s 20 essays veer from commiseration to hilarity to insanity and back again. Readers who are, or have been, coupled will laugh (or cringe) as they recognize themselves in these pages, from her husband’s “Male Pattern Blindness” (inability to find anything in the fridge) to her drama-laden pretravel preparations. She scatters throughout tales of husbandly hideousness, called “At Least You’re Not Married to Him” to “remind us all how good we have it.” While the author refers to statistics or studies here and there, her in-the-trenches tales are the real guts. Readers will likely find it very funny. (Oct.)

 
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