We are told that "a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men," and such a book of nonsense as this one must certainly be relished by everyone who has any sense of humor. The book, however, contains more than humor, - it contains much good common sense, and if the maxims which are here given in witty form were more widely followed, there would be less domestic infelicity. It is a good book for husbands and wives to read, for while it brings a smile, it many times brings with it a valuable suggestion. For instance, the husband might be benefitted by reading this: "Probably you intend your wife to have some money. It might be conducive to intelligent expenditure if she knew about the amount." And a good many wives would profit equally well by the following: "If by any rare chance your husband is a good talker, you will shine best as a listener. If he is not, give him an opportunity occasionally to practice." Another good bit of advice is this: "When you are married be a good comrade if it breaks every canon of your church and ancestry." But it is useless to attempt to select the entertaining things, for each page contains something enjoyable, and the only way to appreciate the book is to buy it. The illustrations really illustrate and add much to the delight.
-American Motherhood, Vol. 22