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You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples – Patricia Marx, Roz Chast (Illustrations)

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★★★★★

Falling in love is easy. Agreeing how to load the dishwasher is hard.

Patricia Marx and Roz Chast are at it again with a laugh-out-loud illustrated handbook to one of life’s greatest challenges – marriage.

In this adorably illustrated book, Marx and Chast deliver their signature sassy advice in style.

This round, they focus on helping couples who are in for the long haul.

Queen-size beds, king-size blankets

Overall, I liked this one even better than the first!

I feel like the duo has really has hit their stride. Every bit of advice they gave really made me smile.

Force yourself to say “I love you.” It makes the other person feel guilty and that always works to your advantage.

As a newly married woman myself, there are quite a few things I identified with and truly made me enjoy this book. So many of those little moments to relate to!

I do wish there was a bit more of an intro or outtro – I really enjoyed the short one we got and was hoping for a bit more of a narrative from the author’s lives!

I absolutely loved the couples that were in the illustrations.

Roz has a way of portraying that deadpan look that so often comes with unwashed dishes or minor frustrations. It really brought a new dimension to the humor.

Also a huge shout out to Roz Chast in general for the way the illustrations were done.

I absolutely loved the variety in couples. There were gay, straight, lesbian, biracial, (etc) couples and it really made me happy to see the inclusive touch.

All in all – this was a fun, short book. In all honesty, my biggest complaint is that it’s ONLY 160 pages. I wanted more! So much more!!

A huge thank you to the author and publisher for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Interested in this one from Patricia Marx and Roz Chast? Buy it here:  Amazon

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