In the midst of my laughing, though, Fisher also gets me thinking, usually in a way that's long and hard and ongoing.
She inspires me, that's for sure. I don't know many other people (in fact, I can't think of any) who can get me snorting a hot drink even as I start to reshape a long-held opinion I've had. It's a gift. (And maybe, for my nose, a curse.)
So when I heard that Simcha had a book coming out, I had an immediate response: that of
demanding asking for a review copy. (It wasn't released yet.)
She sent it, and after the great lost-and-found Kindle Escapade last week, I whipped through it, nearly ruining my poor device with all the snot that flew its way as I unceremoniously laughed.
So let's talk about the book, shall we?
What I loved:
1. Fisher's no-nonsense approach to a topic that so many people tiptoe around. She's honest, which means there's a lot to laugh about, some things to cry about, and everything to relate with.
2. The range of material in this book. The book won't teach you Natural Family Planning, but it will crack open that "you'll get along better" line of reasoning that so often feels a bit mythical and theoretical in practice. This is a book as much about relationships as it is about marriage and sex. Oh wait, those are all sort of the same thing, aren't they?
3. The laughing I did. Because, well, this IS a topic important enough to laugh about. Would that we all realize that more...and see the truth that lies beneath our howling and guffawing.
Who this book is for:
- Married couples
- Engaged couples
- People who wonder what the heck the big deal with NFP is
Why you should read it:
Because, presumably, you've gotten this far in my post. And, last I checked, it's already a top-ranking book with 73 reviews (at the time of my posting) and a FIVE-STAR average.
So there ya go, my peeps. You're welcome.
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Copyright 2013, Sarah Reinhard
About the Author
When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.