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Women beware! You'll read Life Sentence and want to return your fiancé as if he were a bad wedding present. You'll want a new and improved man. However, take the book for what it is worth — a survival guide for men who have just gotten engaged and might be a little bit nervous about the implications of that.
J. D. Smith, 100 percent guy's guy and author of this tongue-in-cheek book, married a woman he deemed to be perfect. During his engagement period, he thought about what marriage, per se, really means: what it's like to have in-laws, to be faithful to one woman for the rest of your life, and to forget about relaxation. Needless to say, these thoughts really frightened Smith. And in Life Sentence, he writes about how he felt on all of these issues.
Why on earth would you buy such a book for your fiancé, you ask yourself? Because behind Life Sentence's mini-chapters, with titles like Blow Jobs, Her Plumbing, The Deal, Cigars, and Meet Your Wife, is some handholding advice that may assuage any butterflies that come with the notion of living "happily ever after."
Smith writes with the premise that there are many expectations placed on the married man and that inevitably, he will fail. By the end of this book, your fiancé will think, "This writer is a creep, and I can do much better as a husband than this chump."
And when your fiancé comes to this conclusion, you'll know Life Sentence has succeeded. Your fiancé is ready to commit to the marriage and to you.