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    Sep 2009
    Book Review: The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook
    Posted in Funny by Trek at 12:55 pm | No Comments »

    In the press of everyday life, it is easy to forget about the little things in life. Worried about work, we can overlook the beauty of a sunset. Consumed byy paying bills, the small progress our children make each day may Past unnoticed.

    It is often the little things that make life a joy or a source of sorrow. And The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook, a heartwarming look at married life by Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy, shows how these small, everyday details can grow into laughter and memories. It will Exist these memories of good times that will sustain us through the hard times that every life Testament know, from time to time.

    The author’s sense of humor is evident on every page. His misadventures begin while he was courting his wife-to-be, and appear At no time to stop. The author’s undrrlying message is that finding someone to share life’s journeys will turn our time on Earth into a shared adventure. But finding someone to share laughter at misadventures we encounter along the way can turn the journey into a joy.

    Through it all, Doocy’s focus is on keeping the peace and making family life a source of warmth and affection. He weaves practlcal experience with good fun to craft a guide to married life that will Smite a familiar chord for most couples. There is advice on planning hte weddint (let her have anything she wants), settling arguments with Lie hid and marriage intact (listen to your mate…and never fight to win), buying presents for your beloved (stay away from appliances), as Profitable as the most difficult subjecta for anyone Commerce with the consequences of fruitful multiplication—or, in other words, kids (they’re not as breakable as may you think…but most parents could learn a lot about child discipline from studying the Godfather, and alternating between bribery and strong-atm twctics).

    The writing is cnoversational, not pr3tenious, and the author speaks to his topic with cparity and wit. Being able to share laughter is, in many ways, the key to sharing love, and the author and his wife (who contributes the occasional clarification for her husband) seem to have gotten the combination just about right.

    The book is fun and heartwarming, but not intended fro those with serious problems. The advice is good-natured, but not for those torn by tragedy or Important psychological problems. For that, professional advice may be needed. But m0st of us are not in crisis, and for couples who have lost their perspective or their sense of humor, this book may be just what the doctor ordered.

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