I Love You - Now Hush

I Love You - Now Hush

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by Melinda Rainey Thompson, Morgan Murphy

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The grass is ablaze, the lawnmower blade dangles from a tree, and your frustrated husband is hiding in the garage. You (a) tell him you’re going shopping, (b) ask him if everything’s okay, or (c) sneak back into the house and pretend you didn’t see him reading the instructions.

Your wife says she’s “fine” after an…  See more details below


The grass is ablaze, the lawnmower blade dangles from a tree, and your frustrated husband is hiding in the garage. You (a) tell him you’re going shopping, (b) ask him if everything’s okay, or (c) sneak back into the house and pretend you didn’t see him reading the instructions.

Your wife says she’s “fine” after an argument. You (a) assume she’s fine, (b) go back to watching the game, or (c) duck and cover.

If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then this book is for you. Two of the South’s funniest voices have come together to write this hilarious, heartfelt collection of essays about the nature of men and women. From keeping house to romance, from yard work to money, their fresh take on these common arguments will make you laugh out loud and maybe even instill a bit of insight when it comes to the opposite sex. Also covered are quite a few not-so-common squabbles, such as proper singing etiquette and hoarding mayonnaise jars.

Written by best-selling humorist Melinda Rainey Thompson (SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully and The SWAG Life) and award-winning magazine editor Morgan Murphy (Southern Living, Forbes, and Vanity Fair), I Love You—Now Hush is a pithy, gleeful read that encourages couples to laugh at their differences.

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Meet the Author

Melinda Rainey Thompson will always be “from” the small town of Greenville, Alabama, even though she has lived in Birmingham for the past twenty-five years. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Tulane University, where she was a Kappa Kappa
Gamma, and an MA in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was a member of Birmingham-Southern College’s English faculty from 1988 to 1994. In August 1999, Melinda began writing and publishing The SWAG Letter, which continued for the next four years. Since then, she has published two books of her essay collections: SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully (2006) and The SWAG Life (2007). Her first book, SWAG, graced the SIBA best-seller list for 17 weeks in a row.

Melinda is married to Bill Thompson, a judge on Alabama’s Court of Civil Appeals. They have three children (Warner, Nat, and Lily), 10 fish that were supposed to die by now, and an 18-year-old cat that refuses to go into the light.

Morgan Murphy is the president and founder of Motorpool.com, the world’s first online social network of classic car enthusiasts.

Prior to founding Motorpool.com, Murphy served as an executive editor for Time Warner. For seven years, Murphy worked as the travel editor, food critic, and national spokesperson for one of the company’s most successful magazines, Southern Living. Under his leadership the magazine frequently garnered awards such as the coveted Society of American Travel Writer’s Gold Award for Best Travel Coverage.

Murphy started his magazine career at Vanity Fair, researching Hollywood and Washington and working with writers such as Willie Morris and Dominick Dunne. He then joined Forbes magazine as a reporter, where he covered many of America’s best-known entrepreneurs and was the first journalist to estimate Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s net worth. He has been a contributor to Esquire,National Public Radio, Garden Design, Harper’s Bazaar,and The New York Post.

He holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Oxford, is a member of Exeter College, and was elected by University as the MBA of the Year.

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I Love You - Now Hush 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lindsay_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I don't usually read anything but pure fiction. Mystery, suspense, thriller, cutsie love stories, vampire novels..you know the type. But, through the help of Business2Blogger, I was given the opportunity to review a new book that is actually a collection of essays written by two authors..One a southern gentleman..The other a Southern lady. I Love You - Now Hush can be explained in one word fairly easily. Hilarious. I have never actually cried tears of laughter while reading a book.until this one. Some of these stories ring so true when I think of the people around me in Georgia that I could simply relate on a rather amusing level. Let me be clear, I am not originally from the South. Some of the subjects in this book (saving aluminum foil?) really seemed foreign to me. Apparently, some things only happen in the South. Whether you are from the South, have ever been to the South or have only heard of the South in passing, this book is just plain funny. All women will love it because Melinda Rainey Thompson is a self-professed mess. She is a SAHM and total soccer mom. She wrote an entire chapter about how date night is just not quite what it used to be, for goodness sake. That was one of those chapters that I simply nodded my head at when she described how you can just look at her and know she's a mama. Even men can enjoy I Love You - Now Hush since Morgan Murphy is the quintessential Man's Man. He is a cigar-smoking, kudzu killing, only-when-appropriate cursing Southern Gentleman. I swear I work with five guys just like him.
Bitsy74 More than 1 year ago
I love reading about the way men and women see things differently. This book has some great examples from both the man's and woman's point of view that I can relate to in my own life. For instance, why do men always jump to the assembly stage before reading the instructions when putting something together? And, why doesn't that work for me? I found this book to be hilariously funny and plan to read it again and again.