Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel: How to be a husband your wife won't throw out of the window in the middle of the night.

Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel: How to be a husband your wife won't throw out of the window in the middle of the night.

by Peter Davidson

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ISBN-13: 9780692998151
Publisher: Sweet Memories Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 474,052
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel: How to be a husband your wife won't throw out of the window in the middle of the night. 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Baryl 11 months ago
What a real, honest, and down to earth book! This humorous, candid, no room for sugar- coating book is extremely relatable to the majority of people who are either in a relationship, thinking about marriage, or who have been married for quite some time. The author finds ways to cleverly offer marital advice that will make the reader laugh and even gain insight into the opposite gender's shoes. It's impressive that the author started writing this advice for a blog and due to demand and popularity turned his advice into this very entertaining and practical book.
DreeReads More than 1 year ago
I do not really read non-fiction book, but I must admit that this book had lured me in and changed my mind. I find myself thoroughly enjoying reading this book. I must admit that I am not the targeted audience for this book, but I definitely agree that this book would appeal to both men and women; single, engaged or married. Many of these wise advices by Peter Davidson are often laced with humor that I could not help but laugh. Yet it was also insightful and often time the examples are taken from true situations, in which time he had done and faced the consequences, i.e. The Rocket Shopper example. While I laugh along, I also gleaned many profound advices that Davidson had written for his grandson and readers on matters relating real estates and investment. He gave insights on interpreting the talk of real estate agent to what kind of investment that would worth what you invest for. I love all the quotes that separated each chapter in this book. It reflects what this book is all about, inspiring marital wisdom. His writing also gives me the friendly, approachable vibe that made me forget that I was really reading a non-fiction book. Believe me or not, I read this book in one sitting and under an hour. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book via LinkedIn in exchange of honest review with the option to not review the book if it didn't interest me.
4Gazpacho More than 1 year ago
This book was written by a grandfather with a terrific sense of humor to his grandson about how to stay happy in marriage. It is a personal advice column from one guy to another, that can be taken with a grain of salt, although filled with many sage pieces of advice that my own grandpa may have expressed to his grandchildren many years ago. Much of the book is straight from the heart, spoken from experience and seasoned with satirical humor and a touch of sarcasm. The secular view is flavored with slight irreverence, drawn from experience in a tongue-in-cheek manner. The language is salty but not over-the-top crude. This book is filled with humor that's sure to tickle your funnybone. I enjoyed reading the many witty remarks regarding marriage, even while disagreeing with some of the stereotypes. While I may not agree with his viewpoint all the time, it is filled with common sense truisms most of us should know with just the right amount of twist to it that makes reading this book so enjoyable. What I liked most about this book is the laugh out loud moments while reading through the author's marriage tips. Mr. Davidson takes the stance of the clueless guy dealing with the female who cannot be completely understood. The section about the 13 magical words is my favorite part, because regardless of your viewpoint on marriage relationships, this is common sense courtesy that works in any type of relationship. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this commentary from the author via LinkedIn. I was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” This book is a departure from my usual review because of its secular nature. It is filled with swear words and philosophies I don't usually promote. Please understand that I enjoy a good book of this nature from time to time even if I don't agree to all parts of the point of view. There is enough good material in the book that I am willing to overlook some of the superficial irreverence that dresses up the approach to the subject matter. The underlying theme is basically respect for your spouse in spite of their idiosyncrasies. That is the part of the book I recommend to you the most.
JeyranMain More than 1 year ago
Martial Advice is a humorous book on marriage and relationships. The book provides advice and insights into life living with your partner in a comedic way. It’s not a psychiatrist evaluation on how to better your relationship or a textbook on providing a list of things to do or not to do. What it does provide though is real-life situations and real-life scenarios that happen day to day and reflect the interactions of what a married couple would have. I found the book to be enjoyable due to its humorous nature. The words used in the content were selectively chosen for the purpose to confront the matter funnily. I believe the author’s intentions represented what the content covered. The literature was easy to read and to understand. I particularly enjoyed the referencing being close to a grandpa talking to his grandkid. From the fart and banana stories to the more serious matters such as body language and how to own your own home, this book sure makes you laugh and ponder. The book is definitely a light-hearted read, and I would recommend it to anyone that is contemplating marriage or enjoys a humorous book.
KathrynVoss More than 1 year ago
Definitely not your normal marriage handbook, Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel, by Peter Davidson is a quick read full of practical advice laced with laugh out loud humor, guaranteed to provide a unique perspective on the intricacies of married life. Written when Davidson's grandson, Joel, became engaged, this book is a compilation of blog posts he created to share his marital wisdom. A combination of quick wit and wonderfully relatable scenarios, Davidson will leave you shaking your head in laughter and perfectly identifying with his upbeat writing style. Generally speaking, when picking up a book on marriage advice, you expect drawn out do's and don'ts that have you feeling like a failure with a sense of overwhelm at the task before you. This is NOT the case with this book. Whether married or single, you will find this book to contain relationship truths. However, it's presented without threat, only witty anecdotes and laughable examples. This advice is spot on, and spun so cleverly that you can't help but chuckle at the explanations of how to survive shopping with your wife, how to interpret her body language, and how to amaze your spouse with the best greeting card. Davidson's own experience is not to be ignored as he weaves his comedic advice to not only his grandson Joel, but to all us readers. You will not come away from this book disappointed!
BettyTaylor More than 1 year ago
When I read the subtitle of this book I knew immediately I was in for a treat – “How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out of the window in the middle of the night”. When Joel got engaged his grandfather took on the task of documenting some marital advice for his beloved grandson. Then he decided he should share it with the world via his blog. Before long his friends were encouraging him to publish his advice in a book. Thus we are blessed with this little gem. I chuckled throughout the entire book. I am sure everyone will recognize many of his “words of wisdom”. Hey, even single men could benefit from heeding Davidson’s advice. Here’s a sampling of his sage advice: • Don’t tell me you haven’t heard this: The wedding is all about the bride. Your role is to show up on time and say “I do” when prompted. • And that “deer in the headlights look” when your wife wants to know if her dress makes her butt look big. I LOVE his response! And what about that horrible haircut? “It looks great!” “I like it.” • Female shopping logic: “If you find something on sale at a deep, deep discount, buy it, even if you don’t need it or have any use for it.” And don’t try to undo the years of training that your wife has had. • When your wife asks you to do something, “she doesn’t mean next month, next week, tomorrow, or when the game you are watching is over. She means NOW.” Oh yeah, or else she will do it herself right now while slamming cabinet doors and giving a sound of disgust. I know that one. • And then when you ask her what is wrong, she will respond – all together now! – “Nothing!” Well, “nothing” is always “something”. • Buying your wife a gift? Do not ever – ever - buy her an implement of work as a gift (i.e., vacuum, mixer, etc.) Never! Yes, I recognized myself in some of his scenarios so I know he is on target. Now don’t take offense to some of his scenarios. Just relax and have yourself a good laugh. I highly recommend this book to all young men getting married.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Marital Advice to My Grandson, Joel: How to Be a Husband Your Wife Won't Throw Out of the Window in the Middle of the Night by Peter Davidson What I like right off the bat is the male perspective about things females flock together to discuss: fashion, wedding planning, etc. So much helpful advice to keep the marriage alive and on track. Years of experience are the priceless part of life and so generous of the author to share it. Hilarious events that occur that had me laughing out loud because they are 100% true! Take heed of the advice in this book, it's true north. So much down to earth advice no matter if you are a male or female reader. I think females will find this as a book they'd want to gift to a male. Compromise til you get your way, it takes time and patience like the toilet paper roll. LOL Brutal at times and it's not sugar coated. Brownie points ROFL. There are SO many great parts to read about I don't want to spoil them for you, you gotta read them firsthand and you will have tears in your eyes from laughing so hard. Received this review copy from the author via LinkedIn and this is my honest opinion.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite Marital Advice To My Grandson, Joel by Peter Davidson is, as its title clearly explains, a list of advice from one man to another. The author’s wife, Beverly, was actually the inspiration for this book, which was given to the author's grandson when he got married. The book is amusingly dedicated to Joel and his wife, Abby. The topics tackled by the author are very interesting and some of the time are completely unexpected. They are always fun. Marital Advice To My Grandson, Joel by Peter Davidson allows Joel and the reader to have fun primarily while giving marital advice which sometimes is quite relevant. However, most of the time the advice, while being far from ludicrous, can be hilarious and selected to make us laugh. The real life examples are extremely entertaining and, like a picture, are worth more than a thousand words. The advice about the date of the wedding must ring true to men, but it sounds extraordinarily ridiculous to women. For instance: “The wedding can be any time the bride wants, but not on a Saturday or Sunday during football season.” The choice of issues is, in itself, comical. I also enjoyed the “epistle” metaphor and pun, as well as the comments in parenthesis. I particularly liked the part about “female shopping logic,” even if I do not agree at all (being one of those women who cannot stand the very idea of shopping). I highly recommend this fun “timeless wisdom,” and I thank the author for a very nice read!