Monday, June 9, 2014

The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle

About the Book:

Marriage . . . you gotta laugh.

They say that marriage is a lot like insanity, in that they both require commitment. I so get that.
When you’re in those first giddy stages of dating, you have no idea what life is going to throw your way. You’re just two bright-eyed kids full of optimism, convinced you’re going to be the happiest married couple ever.

Y’all. Trust me. Saying, “I do” is easy. It’s the next fifty years or so that can get a little tricky.
There are days you feel like you’ve never loved each other more. But there are also days filled with disappointment and silence that never seem to end because you just can’t seem to find the words to make it right.

Marriage can be the biggest blessing and the most significant challenge two people ever take on. It’s the joy of knowing there’s someone to share in your sorrows and triumphs, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks it’s a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall.

And yet we are in this thing together. For the rest of our lives. Not just for better or for worse, but for better AND for worse.

That’s what this book is about. The times that brought us together and the times we were falling apart. The days we wouldn’t trade for anything in the world, and that time he hung an antelope on my wall.

Welcome to the story of a real marriage.

My Thoughts:

I purchased this book based on how much I loved Melanie's last book, "Sparkling Green Earrings".  Her take on motherhood was heartwarming and hilarious, so I was curious how she viewed marriage.

Once again, heartwarming and hilarious.  Perry is extremely secure in his identity, because the tales Melanie shares about her beloved spouse are sometimes laugh out loud funny.  Some are touching and moving.

But all ring true to life.  Being married to someone is complicated...especially when the person you've wed is not just like you.  Especially when the person you've committed to for life is completely opposite.

Melanie writes with just the right amount of snark, wit and cleverness.  No wonder her blog has a huge following.  I can hardly wait to see what topic of life she tackles next!

"The Antelope in the Living Room" is published by Tyndale Publishing and is available in bookstores and online now.

Happy Reading!



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