collection of personal essays about marriage by a guy who sounds like a
devoted husband--a devoted husband, but still a guy, and that's what makes
this book fun. ... Fried's guy friends won't be too pleased with his giving
away their secrets, but wives will love this book--it's both funny and
insightful ... playful ... humorous."
--Deseret Morning News
read -- it's funny and touching and enlightening. It touches on heavy topics
(losing a father, dealing with divorce) and light ones (the difficulty
men have loading the dishwasher, their disregard for fashion as they age
and what the hell they talk about while they're standing naked in the gym
locker room). You know, all the stuff women are dying to know about men."
who's married or been married, or has/had a boyfriend—or a father,
brother or male roommate for that matter—[will] read, laugh and nod
in agreement ... It's a good thing Fried has a self-deprecating tone and
a sense of humor because that's what makes this book accessible to both
... Fried sportingly gives his readers a guest pass to the locker room
... If many of the essays fail to venture beyond the familiar borders of
dirty socks and holiday gift dilemmas, their small effects add up to a
more satisfying whole—kind of like a good marriage "
--The Pennsylvania Gazette
wise and often hilarious ... no subject is out of bounds as Fried reveals
the dailynesses of intimacy, of marriage, of love, of good times and bad"
--Washtenaw Jewish News
and humorous ... This easy-to-read collection has some clever insights
into the problems of married couples."
Home Journal columnist Stephen Fried's essays sort the darks and lights
hilarious read that throws incisive light on mysteries that have long plagued
womankind: the inner workings of the male mind."
--Jewish Times of South Jersey Seashore
"Fried is insightful as well as funny..." --Publisher's Weekly
See Stephen discuss Husbandry on the Today Show
See Stephen discuss Husbandry on the CBS Early Show
Hear Stephen discuss Husbandry on NPR's "Voices in the Family" with Dr. Dan Gottleib
Watch an expandedbook.com interview with Stephen about Husbandry on YouTube