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How the World Makes Love: . . . And What It Taught a Jilted Groom Paperback – January 19, 2010
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Here’s another provocatively titled book from the author of the unexpected hit Honeymoon with My Brother (2005). After he was ditched at the altar, the author decided to take his honeymoon anyway (hey, it was already paid for). He enlisted his brother, Kurt, to accompany him, and then he wrote a book about the experience. Now he’s written a follow-up, in which he and his brother visit various foreign countries— including Brazil, Egypt, India, and Botswana—and talk to people about love, romance, sex, and other related subjects. The book is all at once a travelogue, an exploration of the notion of love, and a story about a man who has somehow managed to turn a humiliating personal experience into a new kind of life. Wisner is a very funny writer when the situation calls for it, but he can also be tender, thoughtful, and wise. A must-read for fans of Honeymoon with My Brother, but the book works just fine as a stand-alone, too. --David Pitt --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"In 2005, the author was jilted at the altar and turned the experience into the memoir Honeymoon With My Brother. In this follow-up, the bros decide to hit the road again, this time researching how countries around the world (including Nicaragua, New Zealand and India) value love. This quirky and charming book not only gives you insight into the male mind but also makes you want to explore your own notions of what love means.”--Redbook
“In the style of Dave Barry, the author relates his experiences with self-deprecating humor.”—Publishers Weekly
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This book was a perfect compliment to the next book on my book shelf... I just finished reading How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating, and Marriage by Ariel & Shya Kane. In a very different way than Franz, they too explore how the culture that you've grown up in influences your life and your well-being. They use real life stories (including video links) to give you the tools to have a magical life. I highly recommend that you go out and read both of these books - they're light, fun and great!
From whether men like their women with leg hair, tummies, and what makes their marriage and relationship really work. From India to Madagascar a wonderful read filled with humor and of course, love.
This second book was a puzzler at first. I assumed we'd be catching everyone up if they missed the first book. OK, that's fine. But as he traveled, the news about love wasn't good. It wasn't that the writing wasn't good or enjoyable, I just wasn't liking the research results. I decided to trust Franz and keep going. It's not a long book, but my nighttime reading time is precious. I only want nice images before I go to sleep.
As I reached the middle of the book, it began to turn around, there was more his humor and a truly lovely, fun story revealed itself and got back to the hope and joy I had experienced in the first book. Perhaps I'm reading too much into it, but I'm VERY glad I stuck with the book. I knew the writing style would not let me down, but I wanted it happy.
Thanks, Franz! You did it again - you gave me another book to talk about and recommend.
Both books will be recommended to my book club, but I will likely be the one most impacted by them.