I’ve been a big fan of Big Mama for years now. Right after I moved to Texas, my friends mentioned her blog and I’ve been reading ever since. She’s hilarious and will even have you tearing up on occasion. (In case you missed her interview, you can catch her 4 Questions here).
So when her latest The Antelope in the Living Room, hit the shelves, my book club quickly picked it up!
Welcome to the story of a real marriage.
Marriage is simultaneously the biggest blessing and the greatest challenge two people can ever take on. It is the joy of knowing there is someone to share in your joys and sorrows, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks it’s a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall.
In The Antelope in the Living Room, New York Times best-selling author and blogger Melanie Shankle does for marriage what Sparkly Green Earrings did for motherhood—makes us laugh out loud and smile through tears as she shares the holy and the hilarity of that magical and mysterious union called marriage.
Did it matter that half of us in the club aren’t married and were reading a book about marriage? Nope. She shares from her heart and even if you aren’t married, you learn about life, love, friendship and lots of chuckles.
I mean it, I laughed out loud quite a few times. I’m pretty sure my co-workers were wondering why I kept laughing at my lunch. I’m cracking up thinking about some of the stories again. So the humor alone is worth the purchase.
I recommend this to anyone, no matter what stage of life. It’s refreshing to have a memoir written from the heart, that’s honest, enjoyable and you walk away better for reading it.
Have you check out her blog yet? What about you dear readers, what are some marriage books you’ve enjoyed?