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Posted May 21, 2010
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.
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.