Confessions of a Slacker Wifeby Muffy Mead-ferro
“I often thought to myself, ‘If I really want to compete with these guys, I need a wife,'” begins Muffy Mead-Ferro in this ode to the women everywhere who are trying to take care of husbands, children, houses, jobs, bosses, clients, customersand, oh yes, themselves! In lieu of that much-needed wife of her own, Mead-Ferro finds/i>
“I often thought to myself, ‘If I really want to compete with these guys, I need a wife,'” begins Muffy Mead-Ferro in this ode to the women everywhere who are trying to take care of husbands, children, houses, jobs, bosses, clients, customersand, oh yes, themselves! In lieu of that much-needed wife of her own, Mead-Ferro finds solace, sanity, and even success by embracing her famous tendency toward slackerdom. Full of personal anecdotes and real-wife wisdom, her latest Confessions offers precious comic relief and an invitation for wives everywhere to join the ranks!A slacker wife has the wisdom to accept the following: that a little dirt on her kitchen floor doesn't hurt anyone, that wrinkles on her husband's shirt and on her face are perfectly natural and not worth worrying about, that party guests can be just as happy with a bowl of chips as an elaborate salmon mousse, and that over-scheduled equals under-happy. Above all, a slacker wife lets herself have fun being a wife. She has girls' weekends, orders take-out, and takes leisurely walks. And as a result, she, her husband, and her family are happier and healthiereven with a dirty kitchen floor and a wrinkled shirt.
- Da Capo Press
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Meet the Author
Muffy Mead-Ferro was born into a fourth generation cattle ranching family that has been raising Herefords in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since the turn of the century. She traded her tractor for a typewriter and has been an advertising copywriter and creative director ever since. She and her husband Michael, along with kids Belle and Joe, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Funny, but not hilarious. Some parts were laugh-out-loud funny. But I've read better...Would have been 4 stars if it was more on edge...
What I love about this book is that it makes you realize that you are in control ¿ instead of obsessing about how clean your kitchen floor is, let it go. Often, what¿s hampering your happiness ¿ and your fulfillment in your marriage ¿ is you, and your expectation to measure up to what TV commercials portray a happy existence to look like. Mead-Ferry is a charming narrator she¿s intelligent, witty and, at times, poignant.