Friday, September 7, 2012

Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married by Heather McElhatton

This was so funny. It was the perfect read for me as I was in a bit of a funk. I laughed and laughed. I sat outside and read in my yard, and I know the neighbors heard me and thought I was crazy. I sat in the house and read, and the dogs gave me funny looks. I shared funny parts on Facebook. It was just that funny.

Jennifer Johnson Is Sick of Being Married: A NovelI didn't read the first book, Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single, but I wasn't lost. The story starts with her honeymoon. There's diarrhea, a three-legged dog, a Christian resort, a runaway husband. Then they go to their new home...only it's not really their home. Bring in the MIL from HELL. Holy smokes!
I would have left right then and there, but JJ is much braver than me. She sticks it out, swallows her retorts, and does the only thing she can: spends her husband's money. LOL

There are adventures on the golf course, the country club, church camp, the spa, the dog pound. There's a crazy fridge with a talking geisha, pubic hairs in potluck dinners. It's all very preposterous, but I loved it.

But she's sick of being married, and who can blame her? But just how far can they push her before she cracks, because not only is there a prenup, but "I need his family. They pay for everything; they house me; they employ my brother-in-law, who supports my sister..." Kind of a moral there: don't depend on others, only depend on yourself.

I especially loved the lists...the lists were unbelievably funny. There's a list about Mormons, about going to church, about porn star names, reasons spouses fight... Priceless.

This is a book I'll be keeping a long time to read when I need a good laugh. Even the present tense didn't throw me off.

The ending...was fitting. :)

Five bikes. I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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