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About the Author

Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Doocy is the cohost of Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends. He has earned reporting and writing awards from the Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and has worked at NBC, CBS, and Fox. He and his wife, Kathy, live just outside New York City with their three children.

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There can never be too many guides to staying married, especially when they're as funny and insightful as this one. The Fox News Channel broadcaster shares hilarious anecdotes from his twenty-year marriage, as well as tongue-in-cheek advice for men on staying out of trouble with their wives. Steve Doocy is a humble teacher with a big heart who speaks with zesty appreciation for his one and only; his speaking voice conveys a perspective that both men and women will enjoy. However, his exaggerated speaking style will seem overreaching to some and too often competes for attention with his ideas. But with snippets of advice from his calmer-sounding wife to keep things in perspective, the production ultimately entertains. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: It Books (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060854065
  • ASIN: B001O9CD3S
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,142,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Hilarious!

This happens to be one of the funniest, and perhaps most useful books I have read in a long time! Yes, the world knows that boys and girls are different: our perspectives, our needs, and the way we communicate; however, in `The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know About Love and Marriage (with corrections by Mrs. Doocy)' by Steve Doocy I can't recall when a book celebrating the differences allowed the reader to remember one simple rule of life for which I think most individuals get married for: be happy!

Starting out with girl meets boy, or boy meets girl, or boy meets boy, or girl meets girl - whatever: marriage is the beginning of INTENDED long term happiness through partnership. Yet, there's this thing we all face: LIFE! Crap happens! How we deal with it . . . before the kids sets the pace. Doocy is trying and succeeding to share with us all not to take things too seriously, have a little compassion, and laugh as much as you can regardless of what happens. Be flexible. Then more stuff happens: CHILDREN! More flexibility is required! Doocy delivers such interesting stories relating to the life of marriage and children, that there's many things here for many different readers.

Cleverly dissecting most events married (or formerly married) individuals and parents alike can relate to, `The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know About Love and Marriage (with corrections by Mrs. Doocy)', is filled with such funny one-line zingers and hilariously awkward situations that readers who are married or intending to get married should truly consider running out and reading this most enjoyable book! I would like to provide one helpful hint to all readers before you begin reading: make sure you don't drink much liquid and make sure there's a bathroom close by! Who knew Doocy was so funny?! I may have to reconsider this whole thing of marriage myself one day soon.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Konopka VINE VOICE on October 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Even though my wife and I have been married almost twice as long as Steve Doocy (37 years, and countiing), it never hurts to get someone else's take on how to have a happy marriage. Steve is a very funny fellow, and I enjoy watching him every weekday morning on "Fox and Friends". He adds some brightness into any morning that appears gloomy to me, and his book does the same. His take on marriage, with all its fun and follies rings quite true, and the humor with which he presents it softens any heavy lesson being put across. All I can say is that his wife must be one outstanding lady to have lived with him all of these years, but I feel the same way about my own wife: why do such tremendous women select guys like Steve and me? Just one of life's little mysteries!
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By N. Kuhn on October 29, 2006
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This is a fantastic, funny, all-so-important to newlyweds and us older weds. The humor, brilliant writings from Mr. and Mrs. Happy themselves and of the others are witty. In this axis of evil world we live in, we need more HAPPY books to lift up our spirits. I kept a box of Kleenex nearby as I laughed so hard mytears kept tearing. Buy it for the holidays as this is a winner that everyone should read. What a hoot. Noreen
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KaseyZoey on March 22, 2007
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I expected a bit more after all the hype on "Fox and Friends". I am a fan of Steve Doocy's, but this book wasn't as entertaining as it was claimed to be. I read it in one sitting. I found myself 'pushing forward' in hopes to get to the good parts that everyone raved about, but I never quite found the humor. It's an OK read for a rainy afternoon (or when you're just sitting, awaiting for your child's dance practice to end). Get it from a friend or the local library. Not worth buying for your own personal library.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Starr Fagerstrom on October 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Being an avid fan of Fox & Friends already, having watched it for years & years, when I knew Steve was writing a book - first thing I thought, this will be a smash hit! He's hilarious on the show and I knew that it would leak over to his book. I had to get a copy & was the first one in my town that bought one! Unfortunately, not with an autograph :(((

Steve's done a great job combining love, marriage & humor - and splicing them together for a happy & successful marriage. Way to go Steve!
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Happier Already on October 20, 2006
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I really enjoyed this book. Doocy's humor is so random and dead-on when it comes to marriage, diapers, and snakes. It's a perfect wedding gift, and cheaper than china.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Erika Grace on October 28, 2006
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I cracked open the Doocys' book at a (shockingly!) boring continuing education class for CPAs last week (I am a CPA turned executive recruiter). All I have to say is: THEIR BOOK IS TOO FUNNY! While sitting in my seat pretending to seem engrossed in the materials provided at the seminar, I actually had to close the book at page 27. I was laughing so hard to myself that my eyes were tearing (ie: honeymoon leper colony). Trust me the laughter did not fit the discussion about IRS fraudsters! Just as the next break was announced, the man sitting next to me asked what I was reading, while the people in front of us turned around to listen in. Well, I showed them the book and highly recommended they buy it. I LOVE the book and I finished it this week. As I mentioned to Steve in an email I sent him, I WAS ABLE TO ADVERTISE THE BOOK, JUST BY READING IT!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Mastrome on October 27, 2006
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Last night my son was in being tutored and I had 2 hours to wait in the car. I was reading the book while I waited. I started laughing so hard so many times. People around the parking lot were staring at me but I couldn't help it! The part about the honeymoons was the last straw. I had tears running down my face from laughing! Great book!! I will buy it as gifts for my friends.
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