Monday, July 13, 2009

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

First of all, I am not a follower of Rick and Bubba. I am, however, a fan of marriage. There were numerous times while reading the book that I stopped and shared stories with my husband, mainly because they were comical in nature. It is not one of those books that I can foresee someone recommending in a premarital counseling session, nor would I personally suggest it to any friends experiencing marital problems. I would recommend the book to anyone who loves a good laugh.
One of the highlights in Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is the chapter "Ball and Chain?" where Rick and Bubba declare that being married is the opposite of being tied down. It is in fact freedom. It is quite a beautiful understanding and description of the freedom that comes from trusting your spouse and the love that can grow between the two of you.
One part of the book that I could have done without is "The Book of Blame." Unfortunately, one of the underlying themes of the entire book is that wives can and do blame their husbands for everything. To some degree the wives of Rick and Bubba are portrayed as sexy nags and the inclusion of "The Book of Blame" drives that theme home.
Overall, I would think that fans of Rick and Bubba will love this book (and CD of their show highlights) and insight into their marriages. For those of us not familiar with them, it's an easy read with a couple of great laughs.

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