Wednesday, August 19, 2009
WEDNESDAY: Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage By Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey
(I am reviewing this book for Thomas Nelson as a Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger. I received a free copy of this book to read and review with no expectation of a positive review.)
Billing themselves as the "two sexiest fat men in America," Rick and Bubba take on the subject of marriage in this book of top 10 lists and family anecdotes and words of wisdom. They cover a variety of topics including marriage vows (what they really mean), the three sides to every story (hers, his and the truth) and money matters. ("No matter who the major breadwinner is, the money belongs to both of you. So do the bills.")
The lists in the chapters were my favorite parts - things like the Rules of Engagement, Top 10 Things NOT to Say on the Way to Your Honeymoon, and Rick and Bubba's Surefire Ways for Guys to Know She's the One (btw, I failed miserably on their scale and had to inform my husband that I was not "the One"). If you are looking for some serious commentary on marriage, this is not the book for you. I didn't walk away from it feeling like I had discovered any new insight into the hard work of marriage. But I don't know that I was their intended audience, either. It's possible that male readers, and the newly engaged and/or married might get more out of this than I did. If you see it and it sounds fun to you, check it out. I'm sure you will find something to chuckle about.