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How to Raise a Husband
A Whole Bunch of Ways to Build a Strong and Happy Marriage
Tonilyn Hornung
ISBN: 9781573246354
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
208 pages
April 1, 2014


How to Raise a Husband teaches the way to more love and harmony through the use of personal stories meant to inspire the reader. It’s both fun to read and practical in the lessons it presents.” —Jonathan Robinson, author of Communication Miracles for Couples and Find Happiness Now

"This book reads like the television series Friends. You grow to love the characters because you recognize yourself in them. The archetypes are funny, relatable, recognizable, and real. And even though I'd like to think of myself as ‘a Sophie,’ I am mostly ‘a Christine.’” —Stephanie J. Block, star of Wicked and other Broadway hits, and Tony-nominated actress

"Funny, brutally honest, and inspiring! And who knew?It turns out that my ‘favorite person’ is not the only one who is supposed to do the compromising in our marriage. (Although it might be a lifelong journey to decide who picks his socks up off the floor.) A great read!" —Robyn Okrant, author of Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk
"Because of the thoughts behind this book, I have realized my complete self. I never knew how happy I could be. I am so thankful. Did I get that right, honey?" -The Author's Husband

How to Raise a Husband is not your average “men are from one planet, women from another” kind of relationship book. Tonilyn Hornung offers an extremely personal collection of wisdom from six married women that’s like advice from your very best (and most trusted) girlfriends. The stories shared are those that most wives tend to keep to themselves, inspiring the reader to rise to each challenge and learn more about themselves in the process. Through bonding over shared experience—never through "man-bashing"—readers will find inspired growth, happiness, and deeper love and respect with their spouse.

Today’s wives find themselves in uncharted marital territory simply trying their best to maintain—to maintain a loving relationship, a peaceful household, and an emptied dishwasher. Wives are continually on the lookout for that extra bit of insight that can take them to a new level of understanding or simply to help them get through a hectic day.

Completely nag-free, How to Raise a Husband offers a unique approach by incorporating the honesty of six experts (real wives) with one unifying voice (the author’s) to assist and entertain, all the while providing deep and valuable insight into the less-talked-about issues of marriage. From honest communication to knowing the difference between when to compromise and if you are compromising yourself, and how to know when it's appropriate to wear your Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader uniform, How to Raise a Husband gives practical advice and encouragement on marriage that will unite women across the globe.

Tonilyn Hornung is one of Skirt! magazine’s most popular bloggers; she also blogs for Pregnancy and Newborn magazine. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory and has performed professionally around the country. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, new baby, three pets, and never enough closest space. (Photo credit: Ellen Caranoso)
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