Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: A Perfectly Funny Marriage appeals to both singles who are interested in relationships and marriage and also to married couples.
Q: What is the book about?
A: A Perfectly Funny Marriage helps readers to explore the pre-marital stages of self-discovery, friendship, and relationship building, as well as many aspects of marriage. Each page includes a single step for success illustrated by an insightful and funny cartoon. The steps include such important topics as being honest, building unity in spite of differences, and practicing partnership with home and parenting responsibilities. The cartoons guarantee you will laugh at the humorous aspects of every serious step. For example, a cartoon showing a husband discouraging his wife kissing him while reading a book about how to be more romantic demonstrates how to “be romantic with one another and increase intimacy between you…”.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I’m (Susanne M. Alexander) a relationship and marriage coach with a passion for educating people in unique ways about how to be successful. Humor is a great way to facilitate learning. Besides which, research shows that couples who have fun together are more likely to stay together!
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: This is the first relationship and marriage education cartoon book on the market.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Through this book, I want people who are not yet married to learn the steps for how to be successfully married. I also want married couples to enjoy the journey back through the marriage preparation stages as well as see what will enrich their marriages now. Humor helps people to lighten up and be open to seeing what there is to learn from the characters pictured. The cartoonists help people to see what is nuts about their lives and the lives of others and cues them to look at what to do differently. I hope that the humor in A Perfectly Funny Marriage opens the door to a willingness to learn more deeply what makes a relationship and marriage work well. A good cartoon is one that still makes you smile, laugh, and think, even when you have seen it before.
I used well-known and insightful cartoonists such as Randy Glasbergen and Dave “Speed Bump” Coverly, as well as new cartoonists. Scott Haltzman, MD, author of The Secrets of Happily Married Men and The Secrets of Happily Married Women, says, “This delightful book shows how the path to a splendid marriage can be both meaningful and fun! Every couple, from their first date to their 50th wedding anniversary, should have it close at hand.”
A Perfectly Funny Marriage is available through various bookstores. For more information, including sample pages, see our website: http://www.marriagetransformation.com/store_FunnyMarriage.htm