- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (April 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1462007198
- ISBN-13: 978-1462007196
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,423,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unlearn Vanilla Marriage: A Different Approach to A Failing Institution Paperback – April 14, 2011
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More About the Author
Today as a writer,blogger,speaker and talk-show host, my goal is to deliver a unique perspective exposing the lies of traditional wisdom and encourage honest introspection. Because of my real-life blue collar experience, I lived on both sides of the relationship, religious and political fences. I have developed the "UnLearn" brand name in order to contradict some of the socio/political inequities I see occurring every day through News Media, Religious Institutions, and the Self Help Business.
Years ago, I attempted to adhere to "traditional" thought regarding matrimony, I found myself in a similar marital arrangement that many of my friends were in, which is to say, we were all miserable. Mercifully my first wife and I ended it in time to be able to move on with our lives. Not one to repeat my mistakes, I rethought my approach to relationships, and vowed that if I ever did marry again, things would be different.
Presently, My wife Jane and I are in an amazing marriage. Through my latest book "Unlearn Vanilla Marriage", I want to share some insights on the journey of realization that brought us to this great life. This is not a "typical" relationship book. It makes rational determinations based on authenticity, many of which the average reader will either find uncomfortable, or be offended at. But I go where the facts lead me, and if that offends, so be it. Sometimes, the truth can hurt. This book is specifically about how people conduct themselves in committed relationships, it touches on other social issues simply because marriage is a social institution.
Be sure that there are more "UnLearn" books to follow that will address a variety of topics.
Top Customer Reviews
Speaking as a single here... and never have had the pleasure of going down that road, I certainly have gained a lot from this, nothing less than brilliant book.
I love the way he presents the whole package. You may or may not agree with the different choices that are brought out. Take out what is good for you.
I love the fact that in a marriage it's possible to be interdependent.
Another...important fact, you must be comfortable with yourself first, then you can truly move on to that special interdependent relationship.
You will find yourself laughing and just saying to yourself, that this author just presents it so well and eloquently.
I just really enjoy anything this author writes...but this my friends, is his best work yet.
If you read this book with an open mind, you will come away with a mind better prepared to make important choices, not only with respect to sex, but in choice of a mate, child rearing and so much more. Thanks for a great book. It turned out to be a gift worth opening.
Dr. Darrel W. Ray, author of Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality and The God Virus.
1) monogamy isn't really necessary so you should seriously free yourself from that by swinging.
2) self help industries lie to you because these organzations don't really promote swinging, and
3) the author is married to a beautiful woman that loves to swing.
The author repeatedly mentioned those three items over and over again. I'm not rejecting what he is saying...in fact I somewhat agree with his argument...but the book isn't a good read and it left me uncomfortable in many instances by repeating those issues.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is about swinging. I wish one of the other reviewers had the integrity to call a spade a spade. Spend your money on a different book.Published on January 18, 2012 by Berry Fairy
Mr. Woods take on marriage, and dare I say life, has opened my eyes. I recommend you not only read it, but make your significant other read it.Published on January 13, 2012 by Dennis Farrell
I'm not a huge self-help book person which is why i was interested in reading this book, especially given the subject matter. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by rdizzle