Thursday, December 1, 2011

If It Was Easy, They'd Call The Whole Damn Thing A Honeymoon

About the book:

After posting the question, “What does your husband—whom you still love—do that drives you nuts?” on her Facebook page, Twitter feed, blog, and online newsletter, McCarthy received an overwhelming (and highly entertaining) response. In IF IT WAS EASY, THEY’D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON, McCarthy presents a candid and entertaining peek behind the curtains of matrimony and with ballsy wit and bawdy humor she explores everything from male domestic idiocy to the frustrating misfires in spousal communication. Some of the other many topics McCarthy covers include:

  • Can We Talk? Obviously Not: A three-step process for successful marital communication which combines the art of shutting up for five lousy minutes, spending more time with your friends and dropping the expectation that your husband has to be a chick.

  • What’s Cooking? (I’m Going to Go Out on a Limb and Say Me): Orchestrating meals just might be the number one killer of spirits. Jenna teaches how couples can walk the line of culinary duties at home.

  • It’s Only Money, Honey: The joining of two lives often means the joining of two bank accounts. One might think that means saying goodbye to those manicures and designer jeans but what it really means is becoming aware of how a couple spends its money as a whole.

Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, IF IT WAS EASY, THEY’D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON is a must-read manifesto for anyone trying to survive marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.


This book was flat-out hysterical. I was reading it while I was travelling a few weeks ago and I seriously was laughing out loud in the airport and on the plane. People were looking at me like I was nuts but I couldn't help it!

I loved the conversational easy-going tone of the book- reading it was like listening to a friend talk/rant about her marriage. My husband even read parts of it and laughed which is high praise!

Jenna McCarthy did a fantastic job in getting her point across without sounding even remotely "preachy". I love the fact that she wrote a great message into a series of hilarious stories. I highly recommend it!

This book is fantastic and would make an excellent gift for any married couple!

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