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I'm the Other Man in My Own Marriage!: A Frustrating and Funny Look at Family Living

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Not since Erma Bombeck has the humorous side of daily living been given such a stage. "I'm the Other Man in My Own Marriage" is a hilarious look at parents trying to relate to their teenagers, husbands trying to relate to their wives, and neighbors trying not to upset their peace by relating too much to anyone.

Here is where you come to learn how to teach sex ed at the hardware store; how to stage a "budget" wedding like that of say, Princess Grace or "Lady Di;" or how to choose...

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Overview

Not since Erma Bombeck has the humorous side of daily living been given such a stage. "I'm the Other Man in My Own Marriage" is a hilarious look at parents trying to relate to their teenagers, husbands trying to relate to their wives, and neighbors trying not to upset their peace by relating too much to anyone.

Here is where you come to learn how to teach sex ed at the hardware store; how to stage a "budget" wedding like that of say, Princess Grace or "Lady Di;" or how to choose a good restaurant, where the "House Red" is something more than ketchup.

Syndicated columnist Howard Noel has drawn from his weekly humor column "The Front Porch" in order to bring to us this dubious blue print for daily living. His characters are his family, neighbors, and of course the venerable Uncle Merle who stands as a "signpost" of common sense and wry wit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595154593
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/26/2000
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v
Preface vii
Introduction ix
Key to a Great Vacation: Take Half the Baggage and Twice the Money 1
Parents Are the Last People Who Should Have Children 4
Cinnamon Rolls Should Be a Separate Food Group 7
A Good Neighbor Lets His Grass Grow As Long As Yours 10
You're Not Getting Older. You're Just Getting...Older 12
It Doesn't Matter How Well You Play Bagpipes...It Still Sounds Like You're Practicing 14
It's Always the Guy Who's Winning That Says Golf Is "Only A Game" 16
Spending Time with Your Kids: How Else Is a Parent to Learn Life's Lessons? 18
Princess Grace: The Last of Economy-Class Weddings 20
Do the Roaches Come Under The "No Pets" Clause? 22
I'm the Other Man in My Own Marriage 25
Real Men Don't Even Know How to Make Quiche 27
"Righteous Indignation": Getting Mad without Swearing 29
How Much Is This Conversation Costing Me? 31
A New Kind of Sunday Sermon 34
Of Text Books and Bank Books 37
Abandon All Hope, You Who Press "Enter" Here 39
How to Cook for Children or Raisin Bran without Raisins Is Just Wheaties 42
Real Cowboys Don't Line Dance 45
The 21st Century Dating Game or Dr. Kildare with a Nose Ring 47
"A Rose by Any Other Name..." 50
"Because It's There": A Wimp's Look at Extreme Sports 52
Father's Day Is Like Mother's Day--But the Presents Are Cheaper 55
It Could Be the Guy with the Green Thumb Is Just a Bad Painter 58
A Fine Gourmand Willshare His Culinary Secrets 60
A Grandpa Is Only As Old As He Looks--Before Breakfast 63
An Engagement Is That Time of Life When A Person Is Neither Married Nor Single 65
From Our Dogs We Learn Fidelity, Honor, and to Turn Around Three Times Before Lying Down 67
A Field Guide for the Weekend Warrior 69
The High School Reunion Survival Guide or "Try to Imagine Me with Hair" 71
Indecision Is the Key to Flexibility 73
"Stone Walls Do not a Prison Make." You Also Need a Well Stocked Refrigerator 75
Job Security: Or "How Long Have You Been with the Company...not Counting Tomorrow?" 78
Falling off the Turnip Truck 81
Now You Say It...Now You Don't 83
My Son Never Took Mind-Expanding Drugs--I Can Tell by His Grades 86
Teching Honesty or One Good Lie Requires Another 88
Mary and Joseph Must Have Had My Medical Plan 90
Are You the Opposite Sex.?...or Am I? 92
An Optimist Will Spend His Last Dollar to Buy A New Wallet 94
"What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate" 97
Brother Can You Spare Eighty Thousand? 100
Some of the Best Years of My Life Were When I Was 29 or You Know You've Reached Middle Age When... 102
How to Choose a Good Restaurant--Where the "House Red is Something Besides Tomato Juice 105
Parent-Child Relationships: "Exploitation" Is Such a Relative Term 108
"Why Do They Always Ask If That Was My First Kiss?" or Questions Best Left Unanswered 110
It Takes 3 Sheep to Make 1 Sweater. and I'll Bet You Didn't Know Sheep Could Knit 113
True Love...or Mid-Life Crisis? 115
Tax Loopholes: A Whole New Meaning for "Untold" Wealth 117
A Teacher Comes out of the Closet 119
The Facts of Life? Try the Hardware Store 121
"Driving" Your Kids Crazy 123
"Alexander, Come Here; We Need You" 125
Track and Field: It's More Than Just Getting Sick 128
All The World Loves A Lover--Except Maybe Those Waiting to Use the Phone 130
Forget Palm Springs...Try Mercury 132
Winter Blues? Try Lots of Rest, Exercise, and a Stiff Belt 134
Teaching Children the Basics or Oatmeal Is not a Finger Food 136
About the Author 139
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