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by James Braly

Inside a manic, messed-up marriage, from the very winning point of view of the tortured husband, based on Braly’s one-man show 

The marriage memoir—from Isabel Gillies’s It Happens Every Day to Julie Metz’s Perfection—has been a balm to beleaguered wives everywhere.But who speaks for the husbands?In this sharp, funny glimpse into a very unusual marriage, sensitive, bedraggled, decent James Braly earns the job.His marriage to a woman so unsuitable for him that their very first meeting—where she corrects the handwriting he uses to write her prized name and number on a slip of paper—sends him into the fetal position is both fascinating and casually shocking by turns.The scenes from Braly’s marriage are wrapped around the story of where he came from: a colorful, kooky family that includes a fierce fighter pilot dad, a debutante heiress mom, and a delightfully druggy sister dying in a Houston hospice, and who’d rather be dead than married to Anne, who:

- Breastfeeds her children until they are 6 and 7 years old
- Holds forth at a dinner party describing the many excellent recipes for . . . placenta ("I know we used a spice that begins with a ‘C’. What was it? Oh, I know: cumin! So delicious that way.")
- Efficiently emasculates our author at every turn, finally kicking him out of the “family bed” in favor of her two precious boys

Braly’s one-man show of the same name is currently touring the country, sponsored by Meredith Vieira Productions, which has optioned the show for film and television rights.

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PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Release date 02.04.2013
Pages count288
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
File size4 Mb
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