Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - If It Was Easy, They'd Call The Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book Review - If It Was Easy, They'd Call The Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon

About the Book
After posting the question, “What does your husband—whom you still love—do that drives you nuts?” on her Facebook page, Twitter feed, blog, and online newsletter, McCarthy received an overwhelming (and highly entertaining) response. In IF IT WAS EASY, THEY’D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON, McCarthy presents a candid and entertaining peek behind the curtains of matrimony and with ballsy wit and bawdy humor she explores everything from male domestic idiocy to the frustrating misfires in spousal communication. Some of the other many topics McCarthy covers include:

Can We Talk? Obviously Not: A three-step process for successful marital communication which combines the art of shutting up for five lousy minutes, spending more time with your friends and dropping the expectation that your husband has to be a chick.

What’s Cooking? (I’m Going to Go Out on a Limb and Say Me): Orchestrating meals just might be the number one killer of spirits. Jenna teaches how couples can walk the line of culinary duties at home.

It’s Only Money, Honey: The joining of two lives often means the joining of two bank accounts. One might think that means saying goodbye to those manicures and designer jeans but what it really means is becoming aware of how a couple spends its money as a whole.

Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, IF IT WAS EASY, THEY’D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON is a must-read manifesto for anyone trying to survive marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.

My Take on the Book
This book was hilarious. What I have to say is that this book is so raw and honest. The book gives so many true to life situations that I could see my wife and I in. What was funny was the way in which the author uses these examples to "prove" or at least illuminate her point to her readers.

Though a lot of the book take serious situations in jest, there is a important message that the author does share within the book and I will definitely say that whether you are a man or a woman, you will find some great writing as well as ideas shared within this book that you can take and use within your own marriage today.

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1 comment:

Hallie Sawyer said...

Jenna's raw honesty is what makes her so fun and entertaining to read. Love reading ANOTHER great review for her and look forward to reading this book even more!