- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: Boulevard Press (2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983241139
- ISBN-13: 978-0983241133
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,828,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Marriage Story Hardcover – 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Two things made the story stand out for me. First, it was written as a narrative poem. Second, the author has violated a cardinal rule for men: Never open up and reveal your true feelings, it's a sign of weakness. That's not true, of course, but in our culture, that's the way we're brought up, and it's not easy for a man to be this open and honest. So kudos to Dennis Green for disregarding the rules and telling this marvelous story of his marriage, and for having the courage to publish it.
Full disclosure: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review, which I have done to the best of my ability.
Dennis Green's book has made us more conscious of our attitudes and expressions to one another, and helps us daily as a reference book on what we need to keep doing to insure our relationship stays fresh.
Young newly weds (or old newly weds)deserve to be given THE MARRIAGE STORY rather than another pot or pan from a registry list. Its benefits will be overwhelmingly greater.
We didn't say much, just listened and concluded that it was a book that seemed to let couples take what they might need or want from the story if they read it openly.
A few weeks later, we have noticed that his traveling has decreased (he suffered a sports related injury and some changes were forced, then he kept them), next they have reinstated "date night" with what looks to be committed regularity. The end result is that our daughter seems to be calling less, now that he is more plugged into their family's daily life and that really pleases me, especially knowing that a mother of small children can be a lonely job, especially without another invested adult to laugh with and help you keep it in perspective!
Needless to say, it caused me to really like the book for yet another reason! We believe it should come off the shelf and be read at least every 5 years!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't believe I paid regular price for such a short book,Published 19 months ago by J. Elise Kennerly
This poem was quite short, but the message was wonderful. We never know when our life will be over so it's important to love our families every minute we are here.Published 23 months ago by Doug
I was privileged to hear the author Dennis Green perform a live reading of this book! What a simple, beautiful, meaningful way to trace the journey of a marriage. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by dinaproctor
Shipping was timely and the book is wonderful. Every bride and groom to be should read this book. It sure spells out marriage, the wonderful and the HARD times. Thanks.Published on November 25, 2012 by Linda Deskins
A lovely poem and a lasting reminder of the importance of marriage and how easily what is important can slip away if you don't make it a priority. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Melissa
This a charming little book, its quick, easy-to-read story carries a powerful message about what's really most important in our relationships.Published on June 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This is good read that talks about the ups and downs and different stages of marriage. It was amazing because it seemed like I was reading about my marriage story. Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by L. Foster-Jones
This wonderful poem served as a reminder of how important marriage is, and how easy it is to lose it. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Shannon
As I read the words on each page, I couldn't help but picture myself on the pages. At times I couldn't read the words, as the tears clouded my vision. Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by spalady