When my grandson, Joel, got engaged I decided to jot down a few words of marital advice for him, based on my vast experience as a husband. Then I thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when I can share it with the whole world. So, I started a blog, listing new marital advice every week (www.maritaladvicetomygrandsonjoel.com). As the popularity of the blog grew, people suggested that the material should be turned into a book and, well, here it is. The name of the book is: 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.
Sure, much of the advice is off-the-wall and wacky, but it’s also an upbeat, insightful, humorous look at married life that any engaged, married, or even single person can relate to and enjoy.
Advice to Joel, and to any man, includes: make sure that you buy a roll of electrical tape before you volunteer to do the vacuuming–and why, how to answer your wife’s questions such as, “Does this dress make my ass look big?,” the warning that your mouth will get you into a whole lot more trouble than your Willy ever will, and how to create the world’s most powerful anniversary card for your wife.
Virtually all of the material in the book is presented in the form of upbeat stories, scenarios, and examples. This is not the type of advice that you’ll find in a textbook on marriage or in a book on marital relations written by some psychiatrist. This is the real stuff for real people.
This is an adorable and hilarious read for anyone who is married or is about to get married or is living with their significant other. It is a small book, at about 130 pages, but it is packed full of humorous advice. I cracked up reading about the man who leaves his socks around the house, but really, why????
The only chapter that I skimmed through was the one on finances and stocks and bonds. Maybe that’s why this is a gift for Peter’s grandson, so that he can know and handle that part of married life!
It touched my heart that a grandfather wanted to make sure his grandson was prepared for marriage and wrote this for him. I am happy that he released it into the world for others to enjoy as well.
I gave this book 4 crowns.