Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola - How To Keep Your Marriage From Sucking - Orion Publishing Group

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    • ISBN:9781409187523
    • Publication date:02 Aug 2018

How To Keep Your Marriage From Sucking

The keys to keep your wedlock out of deadlock

By Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola

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The perfect book for anyone in a committed relationship or thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola are your warm, honest, often-hilarious guides for the wild ride that is marriage.

From the New York Times bestselling authors of He's Just Not That Into You, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken, and It's Just a F***ing Date comes a hilarious and hopeful primer to eliminate the suckage in modern marriage by doing it right in the early years. If you're in a committed relationship or thinking about putting a ring on it, then this is the book for you!

Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola explore all the adventures of early wedlock, from the moment one of you gets on one knee to the day when sex starts to feel like work instead of play. In this guidebook, Behrendt and Ruotola explore their own marriage and, with gleeful candor, tremendous warmth, sharp humor, and piercing insight, look at what we who have decided to "settle down" hope to get out of our most lasting relationship. We venture through volumes on the engagement, wedding planning, the Big Day, the wedding hangover, the (blissful?) first year, the hard work of marrying two lives, fights, and sex-pectations versus sex-pectreality.

The perfect book for those who have just put a ring on it or are thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola's work is a brilliant guide for the first stretch of that wild ride we call marriage.

Biographical Notes

Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt took to writing after retiring from the music business at a young age with little hearing left to speak of. Along with collaborating with her husband Greg Behrendt on He's Just Not That Into You they have co-written It's Called A Breakup Because It's Broken, and It's Just A F***ing Date. Amiira and Greg also has the popular behavior and relationship podcast "Maybe It's You" while Amiira whittles away at her first novel. Amiira lives in Los Angeles with her husband Greg, their two ridiculously incredible children and too many dogs. She may or may not have been raised by spys.

Greg Behrendt is a comedian, author, musician and sometime screenprinter. He's is the co- author of the New York Times bestselling books He's Just Not That Into You, It's Called A Breakup Because It's Broken, and It's Just a F***ing Date, as well as the former host of The Greg Behrendt Show and Greg Behrendt's Wake Up Call. He has collaborated on all of these projects with his wife Amiira Ruotola Behrendt. Greg currently spends time parenting his two lovely daughters, touring as a standup, recording his popular podcast Walking The Room, and playing with his surf, punk, reggae, ska band The Reigning Monarchs. He some day hopes to lie down.

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  • ISBN: 9781409187509
  • Publication date: 29 Nov 2018
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Orion Spring

Praise for HOW TO KEEP YOUR MARRIAGE FROM SUCKING

'Candid, conversational, and occasionally profane, the book is packed with short, often hilarious nuggets culled from personal experience ... Sandwiching hard truths between hilarious anecdotes makes for an entertaining alternative to couples therapy.' - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for IT'S CALLED A BREAKUP BECAUSE IT'S BROKEN:

'You will get through this, and you'll do it faster with the help of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken.' - Glamour

'Behrendt's frankness - never too harsh - is as winning as ever.' - Publishers Weekly

'Insightful, been-there-have-the-scars-to-prove-it wisdom.' - New York Post

Praise for HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU:

'No ego-soothing platitudes. No pop psychology. No cute relationship tricks. He's just not that into you.' - Washington Post

'Brims with straight talk about the boy-meets-girl game, delivered with hefty doses of humor from the Y chromosome's mouth.' - USA Today

'A surprisingly fascinating addition to the cultural canon of single, urban life.' - Los Angeles Times

'Evil genius.' - New York Times

Praise for IT'S JUST A F***ING DATE:

'The book is jam-packed with straight-talking tips on how to bag your man, and quite frankly, we can't put it down.' - The Sun

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