Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know about Love and Marriage
  • Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know about Love and Marriage
  • Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know about Love and Marriage

Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know about Love and Marriage

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by Steve Doocy, Kathy Doocy
     
 

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Ever since Eve asked Adam, "Do I look fat in this fig leaf?" it's been apparent that men don't know how to handle women.

In MR. & MRS. HAPPY HANDBOOK, Steve Doocy will attempt to give all men and women answers to the questions that arise in their relationships (to the question above, the answer, clearly is "No hablo ingles"). This will be a funny, provocative

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Ever since Eve asked Adam, "Do I look fat in this fig leaf?" it's been apparent that men don't know how to handle women.

In MR. & MRS. HAPPY HANDBOOK, Steve Doocy will attempt to give all men and women answers to the questions that arise in their relationships (to the question above, the answer, clearly is "No hablo ingles"). This will be a funny, provocative, and yet hopeful look at husbands and wives. Riffing on everything from the first date, first kiss, to last rites, Doocy talks about the crazy arcs that each relationship takes–from dating, proposing, wedding, honeymooning, being married, having kids, to making it work (so you don't need a chapter on community property). Doocy has been married for twenty years, but he's not declaring this a self–help book. It's more of a Don't Try This At Home book. Doocy's an expert on what not to do, because he's already done all the dumb stuff– and he's learned from his mistakes. Plus, for anything he has not learned, and for additional WMD (women, men, dating) brilliance, Doocy has included bits and pieces from his celebrity interviews, which will make the reader feel simpatico with the rich and famous (i.e., "Henry Kissinger and I have something in common–we don't know squat about chicks!).

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Both of these tapes purport to offer marriage advice. However, Smith's program is for those seeking solid information, while the Doocy audiobook offers lighthearted entertainment. A licensed psychologist, Smith, who reads her own work, believes that truth is the main ingredient sustaining a lasting and happy marriage. Her book offers guidelines on what traditional marriage vows mean in a modern context. Couples are offered effective suggestions for how they can explore their individual interpretations concerning these promises. Tested techniques are suggested to ensure that discourse is respectful and empathetic. Anyone who wants to have a successful intimate relationship will find very useful advice here. Doocy primarily gives a humorist's view of courtship, marriage, sex, and child rearing. Harried parents of young families will recognize themselves and their situations-and laugh. Those who enjoy reading Erma Bombeck or regularly peruse Lynn Johnston's cartoons will enjoy this handbook, narrated by the author and his wife. While both of these programs are pleasurable, Smith's is essential for any selfhelp collection; Doocy's offering is a good choice for the humor section.-Kathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061374098
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
Abridged, 3 CDs, 3.5 hrs.
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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