Thursday, May 27, 2010

Book Review: I Love You, Now Hush

I Love You - Now Hush
I Love You, Now Hush
By: Melinda Rainey Thompson and Morgan Murphy
Publisher: John F. Blair, 2010
256 pages, English


About the Authors:
Melinda Rainey Thompson has a B.A. from Tulane University and an M.A. from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Morgan Murphy, who has an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, has written for Southern Living, Forbes, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar. He recently launched the world's first online social network for classic car enthusiasts, Motorpool.com. He lives in Mountain Brook, AL.

Book Description:
The grass is ablaze, the lawnmower blade dangles from a tree, and your frustrated husband is hiding in the garage. You (a) tell him you re going shopping, (b) ask him if everything's okay, or (c) sneak back into the house and pretend you didn't see him reading the instructions.

Your wife says she's fine after an argument. You (a) assume she s fine, (b) go back to watching the game, or (c) duck and cover.

If you don't know the answers to these questions, then this book is for you. Two of the South's funniest voices have come together to write this hilarious, heartfelt collection of essays about the nature of men and women. From keeping house to romance, from yard work to money, their fresh take on these common arguments will make you laugh out loud and maybe even instill a bit of insight when it comes to the opposite sex. Also covered are quite a few not-so-common squabbles, such as proper singing etiquette and hoarding mayonnaise jars.

My Review:
Just the title of this book cracks me up! This was a really fun read. I went from agreeing with the authors to laughing at them to being ticked off at them. It made me think again about why I do some things (keep anything that can be used to store something else) and explained why my husband does some things (never reads instructions). Particularly funny were the chapters on swearing and Morgan's chapter on eating. I think anyone who wants to has interactions with the opposite gender (especially in the south) needs to read this book! It's great.

You can purchase this book from Amazon HERE.

1 comment:

Mellisa Rock said...

Oh this sounds like something I need to read.