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My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married - American Lives (Paperback)
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My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married - American Lives (Paperback)

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Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 01/11/2015
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Modern manhood is confusing and complicated, but Joey Franklin, a thirtysomething father of three, is determined to make the best of it. In My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married, he offers frank, self-deprecating meditations on everything from male-pattern baldness and the balm of blues harmonica to grand theft auto and the staying power of first kisses. He riffs on cockroaches, hockey, romance novels, Boy Scout hikes, and the challenge of parenting a child through high-stakes Texas T-ball. With honesty and wit, Franklin explores what it takes to raise three boys, succeed in a relationship, and survive as a modern man. My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married is an uplifting rumination on learning from the past and living for the present, a hopeful take on being a man without being a menace to society. Access free teaching resources.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803278448
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A candid, subtly profound collection."-Kirkus * Kirkus *
"Franklin's essays are just deep enough not to be trivial, just light-hearted enough not to be heavy, and readable enough not to be dull. Highly recommended!"-Reading Glutton * Reading Glutton *
"With humor and honesty, Franklin draws wisdom from a variety of experiences in his first collection of personal essays."-Library Journal * Library Journal *
"As a title, My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married has the hollow ring of a bumper sticker or T-shirt. Luckily, the contents promise a much stronger, deeper resonance with thoughtful readers who may see themselves reflected in Franklin's often universally recognizable stories about childhood, children, growing up and adulthood."-Rob LeFebvre, Shelf Awareness -- Rob LeFebvre * Shelf Awareness *
"Franklin comes across as an affable and reflective person, and I have a hard time imagining that there are people out there who might not like this book."-William Bradley, Brevity -- William Bradley * Brevity *
"Much more than a collection of musings on marriage. It's an exploration between writer and reader, who themselves are forced to feel one another out, hopeful for a happily ever after."-Charlotte Kupsh, Pleiades Book Review -- Charlotte Kupsh * Pleiades Book Review *
"Compassionate, clear-headed, reliable, and funny. If a book could be the best man at my wedding, I'd choose this one."-Dinty W. Moore, author of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy -- Dinty W. Moore

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