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Who would have guessed that he is marshmallow-filled?

You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve seen this guy – sardonic, sarcastic, irreverent, witty, and down-right funny. I expected to laugh – and I did. What I didn’t expect were the insightful, sensitive, almost-made-you-cry moments. Who would have guessed that he is marshmallow-filled?

I loved this book for its sweet, forthright, and humorous account of life. In particular, I enjoyed reading about his travails as a father. What a candid view of fatherhood! He doesn’t spare himself or his wife in the telling of the miserable parts of child-rearing. Yes, you get that he loves his wife and kids, but he doesn’t romanticized the every-day drudgery of life as husband and father. Would-be parents and/or engaged couples should be given this book so that they know what to expect. If they marry and procreate it will be with open eyes. They will forgive themselves the not-so-idealized moments that will inevitably occur.

I loved this book for its unexpected sweetness, its humor, and its candid view of one man’s experience as father, husband, son, and friend. Four stars for being well-written and insightful.

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