Nightmarriage [NOOK Book]

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Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on ...
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Nightmarriage

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Overview

Chad Thomas Johnston’s Nightmarriage is a whimsical memoir that explores the terrors of marriage and the perils of parenthood. Adapted from Johnston’s blog series of the same name, Nightmarriage proves that, when two people marry, their flaws tie the knot, too. In essays such as “My Wife, the Black Hole,” “Hearts and Jumper Cables,” “Knives and Wives,” “Honeymoonwalking (to Jail),” and “Blessed Are the Tentmakers,” Johnston weaves stories on his literary loom that are equal parts luminous and lunatic.

Writing as only a minister’s son with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can, Johnston has crafted an observational ode to both the blunders and wonders of wedlock, and his writing is punctuated accordingly with absurd alliteration, appalling puns, and madcap metaphors. Nightmarriage is a must-read for fans of David Sedaris, Robert Fulghum, and Anne Lamott.

While Johnston created the cover art himself, the interior of the book features original work by artists BARRR, Dan Billen, Ben Chlapek, Megan Frauenhoffer, Danny Joe Gibson, Mark Montgomery, and Darin M. White. The appendices of the book also include Twitter stream excerpts, recipes, artist information, and other miscellany from the world of Chad Thomas Johnston.
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Editorial Reviews

eLectio Publishing Webiste - Peggy Rosenthal
Chad (has) an incomparable gift for writing with wit and wisdom, for expressing the lightness and darkness of life in one swoop.
eLectio Publishing Website - Joshua Madden
I really can’t shamelessly advertise for (Chad) enough. He’s one of the funniest, most talented writers out there that you probably haven’t heard of, and that needs to change. Check out his stuff, because he’s awesome.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016530918
  • Publisher: eLectio Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 201
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Chad Thomas Johnston is a writer, blogger, artist, singer-songwriter, and publicist who resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife Rebekah, their daughter Evangeline, and five felines. He is represented by Seattle-based literary agent Jenée Arthur, who is currently shopping his manuscript, The Stained-Glass Kaleidoscope: Essays at Play in the Churchyard of the Mind, to publishing houses. He is a regular contributor to IMAGE Journal's "Good Letters" blog at Patheos.com. He has also written for The Baylor Lariat, and contributed a feature to ex-Melody Maker music journalist/Nirvana biographer Everett True's CollapseBoard.com.
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  • Posted September 26, 2014

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    Hott Review: This was a cute book though I must admit that I thi

    Hott Review:
    This was a cute book though I must admit that I think it was more geared to something my hubby would like than me. Some of the humor escapes me. Plus I believe I may have gotten an unedited edition as there were some typos.
    All in all, I especially enjoyed reading how much Chad adores his wife — yes, that does shine through the book — even as he laughs at how awkward their differences can make life.

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    Author: Chad Thomas Johnston
    Source: Noisetrade
    Grade: C
    Ages: Adult
    Setting: Mostly Kansas

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