This book was written by a grandfather with a terrific sense of humor to his grandson about how to stay happy in marriage. It is a personal advice column from one guy to another, that can be taken with a grain of salt, although filled with many sage pieces of advice that my own grandpa may have expressed to his grandchildren many years ago.
This book is a departure from my usual review because of its secular nature. It is filled with swear words and philosophies I don’t usually promote. Please understand that I enjoy a good book of this nature from time to time even if I don’t agree to all parts of the point of view. There is enough good material in the book that I am willing to overlook some of the superficial irreverence that dresses up the approach to the subject matter. The underlying theme is basically respect for your spouse in spite of their idiosyncrasies. That is the part of the book I recommend to you the most.
Much of the book is straight from the heart, spoken from experience and seasoned with satirical humor and a touch of sarcasm. The secular view is flavored with slight irreverence, drawn from experience in a tongue-in-cheek manner. The language is salty but not over-the-top crude. This book is filled with humor that’s sure to tickle your funnybone. I enjoyed reading the many witty remarks regarding marriage, even while disagreeing with some of the stereotypes. While I may not agree with his viewpoint all the time, it is filled with common sense truisms most of us should know with just the right amount of twist to it that makes reading this book so enjoyable.
What I liked most about this book is the laugh out loud moments while reading through the author’s marriage tips. Mr. Davidson takes the stance of the clueless guy dealing with the female who cannot be completely understood. The section about the 13 magical words is my favorite part, because regardless of your viewpoint on marriage relationships, this is common sense courtesy that works in any type of relationship.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this commentary from the author via LinkedIn. I was not required to write a review, positive or otherwise. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”