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Husbandry: Sex, Love & Dirty laundry--inside the Minds of Married Men

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Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can’t they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean when he says “uh-huh”?  (No, it doesn’t always mean he’s not listening.)

In his wickedly observant collection of essays, Stephen Fried, widely praised as an investigative journalist, turns his attention to the subject of marriage–his own and others’. The result is a daring, provocative, often hilarious read that throws incisive light on mysteries that have long plagued womankind: the inner workings of the male mind.

Originally published as a series of popular columns in Ladies’ Home Journal—and now compiled in one volume at the request of his enthusiastic readers—Fried’s pitch-perfect essays fearlessly tackle the realities of love, sex, and marriage with both wit and tenderness. Drawing from candid conversations with fellow husbands as well as with his own wife, Fried’s eye-opening work will surprise, disarm, entertain—and tell you more about the man in your life than you could ever learn by asking him.

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Synopsis:

A selection of essays based on the author's popular column from the Ladies' Home Hournal sheds new light on the inner workings of the married male, in a volume that covers everything from the death of a parent to the mental block from which men suffer in regard to putting socks in the laundry basket, sharing the remote, or asking directions. 40,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can’t they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean when he says “uh-huh”? (No, it doesn’t always mean he’s not listening.)

In his wickedly observant collection of essays,Stephen Fried, widely praised as an investigative journalist, turns his attention to the subject of marriage–his own and others’. The result is a daring, provocative, often hilarious read that throws incisive light on mysteries that have long plagued womankind: the inner workings of the male mind.

Originally published as a series of popular columns in Ladies’ Home Journal—and now compiled in one volume at the request of his enthusiastic readers—Fried’s pitch-perfect essays fearlessly tackle the realities of love, sex, and marriage with both wit and tenderness. Drawing from candid conversations with fellow husbands as well as with his own wife, Fried’s eye-opening work will surprise, disarm, entertain—and tell you more about the man in your life than you could ever learn by asking him.

About the Author

Stephen Fried is the author of three books, Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia; Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs; and The New Rabbi: A Congregation Searches for Its Leader. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, he has written articles for Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Rolling Stone. He is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Table of Contents

Every journey begins with a pair of socks — Hoop dreams for husbands : half-court at midlife — Dead fathers society — Men who diet and the women who love them — Potty training for husbands — Love in the time of snoring — Present tensions — The dishwasher dialogues — Keeping it up with the Joneses — Pushing each other's buttons — What men talk about when they're naked — Men are such tools — Breaking up is hard to watch — My hair, my self — You can look but you better not "track" — Clothes unmake the man — Drives me crazy — Go fish — What's love got to do with it? — Take two familEZE and don't call me in the morning — Just say "Yes, dear" — Healthy difference of opinion — She's such a good sport — The high-tech manservant — Husbandry for not-so-dummies — Don't take my wife, please — The (check) book of love — Playing through a foursome — Travel bugs her — "Uh-huh" means never having to say you're sorry — Stuck in the midlife with me — Afterstuff.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904079
Subtitle:
Sex, Love & Dirty Laundry: Inside the Minds of Married Men
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Fried, Stephen
Author:
Stephen Fried
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Subject:
Topic - Family
Subject:
Men's Studies - General
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Self Help-Male Specific
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
S-H-MALE SPECI849EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070828
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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"Synopsis" by , A selection of essays based on the author's popular column from the Ladies' Home Hournal sheds new light on the inner workings of the married male, in a volume that covers everything from the death of a parent to the mental block from which men suffer in regard to putting socks in the laundry basket, sharing the remote, or asking directions. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Why do men hog the remote? Refuse to stop and ask for directions? Have such a hard time sharing their emotions? Why can’t they drop their socks in the laundry basket instead of near it? What does a man mean when he says “uh-huh”? (No, it doesn’t always mean he’s not listening.)

In his wickedly observant collection of essays,Stephen Fried, widely praised as an investigative journalist, turns his attention to the subject of marriage–his own and others’. The result is a daring, provocative, often hilarious read that throws incisive light on mysteries that have long plagued womankind: the inner workings of the male mind.

Originally published as a series of popular columns in Ladies’ Home Journal—and now compiled in one volume at the request of his enthusiastic readers—Fried’s pitch-perfect essays fearlessly tackle the realities of love, sex, and marriage with both wit and tenderness. Drawing from candid conversations with fellow husbands as well as with his own wife, Fried’s eye-opening work will surprise, disarm, entertain—and tell you more about the man in your life than you could ever learn by asking him.

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