Last week I ran an excerpt of Jenna (not to be confused with Jenny) McCarthy’s new book, If It Was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon, and today I’m going to let you know what I thought of the book.
I’ve known about this book for a while, and I may or may not, be the Amanda on page 58, having said that trust that this review is not biased in any way. Now that we’ve established that, I have to tell you, this book is awesome. If you follow Jenna on Twitter, or have read one of her other books, you already know she is hilarious, so I knew I was in for a good read. Plus, how could you not love a book with a cover like this?
I cannot speak for you, but I know as I read the book I spent most of my time nodding my head and saying things like “preach it sister”. Now don’t get the idea that this book is about husband bashing, it’s not. At the core of the book it is really a series of stories about loving the man you married, despite all the crazy things he does/doesn’t do. I’m not claiming to be a saint when it comes to annoying habits, which Scott will tell you I have several, but this is not a book about wives, is it? The book essentially proves that my quote about marriage is on point, “I love my husband, I just don’t always like him all the time”. No marriage is perfect, and while half of us leave each other, the other half trudge on. This book is a great reminder of why we keep going on the journey.
The whole book is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and moments that make you say “thank God I am not married to him!”. If you are married, were married, or soon to be married, read this book and laugh about it.
I’m going to leave you with the question that started this book, what does your husband-whom you still love- do that drives you nuts? (See pg. 57-58 for my answer).