Marriage advice to my grandson Joel by Peter Davidson
A loving grandfather gives his grandson a glimpse down the wedding rabbit hole.
It started as a grandfather’s sweet idea to jot down some “words of wisdom” about marriage for his grandson. This list has become a blog. Davidson’s whimsical, conversational style quickly attracted an audience. Fans everywhere urged Davidson to put it all together in one book. And here it is – Marriage advice to my grandson, Joel.
“How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out the window in the middle of the night.” Written with the same tongue-in-cheek prose throughout, Martial Advice is above all fun to read. Grandpa tells his grandson the “secrets” to staying married, the best way to answer dreaded questions and always “listen twice as much as you talk”. (The reason why we have two ears and one mouth has finally been explained. Who knew, right?)
Marital Advice is a quick read – at just 152, it’s a great way to fill in waiting time for a plane, a doctor’s appointment or your wife shopping. (ha-ha) Personally, I’m not a big consumer. But, I still get it! I have been married for 26 years and I must admit that everything in the book is perfect. Davidson tells it like it is and does it in such a way that even when he tells his grandson (men in general), to shut up – it’s humorous.
This book is simply fun! A copy of this book must be given by the clerk when the couple purchases their marriage license. Davidson’s heartfelt advice, often “you don’t have to get it to get it”, is hilarious. What makes it so funny is that it’s true. Marriage Advice is one of those little books that will be circulated and reread many times. Yeah, some of the ideas and language might be a bit “old fashioned”, but that’s grandparents to you…right? So just attribute them to a generational gap and apply the advice. Believe it or not, grandparents have wisdom that only comes with time and experience.
If you like a fun, quick read, you’ll love Marriage Advice. It’s an adventure down the rabbit hole of marriage that will have you shaking your head and laughing out loud. Davidson shares practical advice with humor. He pokes fun at himself by telling hilarious stories from his own marriage. Being such a short read, it would make a good travel book. If you have a flight, bus ride, doctor’s appointment, etc., Marital Advice will make the wait time pass with smiles and laughter. I highly recommend!