The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands: What Successful Marriage is Really about

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HarperCollins, 2004 - 180 pages
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The advice book for married couples which has hit the NY Times Bestsellers list and is sparking controversy. Some might say it's old fashioned advice, others say - like 'The Rules' - that it works, and helps couples get along better together.

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It has great marraige advice and pointers! - Goodreads
The writing was torture!! - Goodreads
Easy to read and has great information and ideas. - Goodreads
It offered some good advice, but Dr. Laura bugs me. - Goodreads
She has great insight. - Goodreads
Good insights about men and how they think. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Maggie Fechner - Goodreads

I re-read or skim this book at least twice a year when I realize I am not being a nice wife (over and over again). The stories can get repetitive and occasionally the thought "she hates women" come ... Read full review

Review: The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

User Review  - Angela James - Goodreads

Dr. Laura has some good reminders about how to nurture a marriage, but she definitely leans to the traditional side of relationships/roles. I found parts of it helpful, but also found myself cringing ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Dr Laura Schlessinger, the controversial American talk show host, received her Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University and holds a postdoctoral certification and licensing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the author of six New York Times Bestsellers, including 10 Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up their Lives, which have sold over 4 million copies to date.

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