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

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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...

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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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McCarthy (The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties, 2008, etc.) wakes up to find she's married to Prince Charming and the Beast all rolled into one. The author delivers a raw, postfeminist take on the domestic fate of women, explaining how the seed for the book was planted after she lobbed a cup of ice at her husband's temple during a disagreement over parenting. Once peace was restored, she asked her blog readers and Facebook friends: "What does your husband…do that drives you nuts?" The idea was to give women a safety valve to let loose their defiant inner bitches and reveal the "irritating behaviors that women who consider themselves ‘happily married' are indeed willing to put up with." The feedback made her "feel infinitely better about my own enchanting Neanderthal." An assortment of gems--e.g., "He blows his nose into the air without a tissue. He says nothing comes out, but sometimes it does"--are lavishly distributed in boldface throughout the book under the heading, "At Least You're Not Married to Him." Chapters include "If It's Broken…Please God Don't Fix It," in which, to save a few bucks, a hubby attempts to make a high chair and runs a circular saw over his hand, resulting in medical bills 10 times the cost of the chair. But McCarthy outshines them all with intimate details men might find exaggerated but women not--e.g., her self-description as "a ravenous nursing cow…balancing a squirming newborn on my post-baby hip while yellowish milk dripped from my nipple." Forget the condom talk, she adds: "This is the image they should show in high school sex ed. classes." Uneven but candid account of how the grass is not always greener in someone else's marriage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425243022
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 584,643
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenna McCarthy is the author of five books, including The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties and Cheers to the New Mom!/Cheers to the New Dad!. A self- confessed social media addict, she blogs regularly for iVillage, Betty Confidential, and many others. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Trite drivel.  i can't figure out why this exists.  it's not fun

    Trite drivel.  i can't figure out why this exists.  it's not funny or interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    meh

    Wasn't a big fan of all the bad talk of her husband.....I was hoping for a funnier read, but I guess my personality jsut didn't find this funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    funny

    I thought that the author did a good job of pointing out those little everyday things that drive us all crazy when we live with another person.

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  • Posted November 2, 2011

    Great book - if you're not afraid of a little vulgar language

    Hilarious, I loved this book and was totally able to relate. My only complaint is that the author used the "F" word quite often. It really is possible to write a good book without such a vulgar word! Otherwise, I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    You'll LOVE this book!

    I read this book in one day because I couldn't put it down. While the laughs just kept coming and coming, I enjoyed the book most because it truly is a love story to the men we married. The book is a collection of experiences that we can all relate to and laugh about together. It also provides what we all really want - assurance that we are normal, that our husbands really aren't that bad, and that with a little laughter and understanding, our marriages will thrive. Thanks Jenna for a great read!

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Highly Recommend: A Must Read!

    I LOVED this book! For anyone who is married (or who has been married) or is in a long-term relationship, you will not go wrong with this book. I've even bought copies for my friends-and they have loved this book as well. Why it's so great: it takes all those "issues" we have with our guys and puts them right out in the open-and, in the process, makes you laugh so hard you have tears running down your face. In the end: it made me appreciate my guy much more-and made me realize that the things he does that drive me CRAZY are maybe not that bad (and just part of his-and all guys'-DNA). This is the new Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus-but Jenna McCarthy has written a much funnier book by far. I would highly recommend!

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