Title: You Exhaust Me
Author: Bob Marsocci
Publisher: RAM Publishing, 2017
Obtained: from author in exchange for an honest review
Summary: The author gives advice, based on his marriage and the experiences of other married men he knows, on what to expect after the vows are made.
Thoughts: This was a light, humorous, fun, entertaining book. Although the book cover states it is "A Clueless Guy's Guide to Marriage", I believe anyone thinking about marriage or already married would get something out of this book. As a woman who has been married for 17 years, I found it refreshing to read. I was glad to find that other women and men go through many of the same scenarios that my husband and I do. All relationships and people are different, and of course, not everything in this book will apply to each person, but there will be something that hits home.
I just loved the author's writing style. It was open and honest with lots of good humor. I got hooked right away and my interest held throughout the book. This was a very quick read with just enough information. The only thing missing was pictures. I really wanted to see the "giant heads" that the author's wife had in their bedroom that he insisted be moved. Luckily, they are on a video on the author's website www.bobmarsocci.com. I think it would have added to the book to have pictures of things such as "the bag of bags", candles displayed (not used) throughout the house, and the commandeered closets and bathrooms. Sometimes pictures can really make a point.
Now it is time for the author's wife, Lissette, to write a book about marriage from her perspective.
Company: French Creek Tea Company
PO Box 5021, Custer, SD 57730
Tea: No Frills
Obtained: sample from owners
The French Creek Tea Company is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Their loose leaf tea blends can be purchased in shops throughout South Dakota. Their contact information is listed above since they do not have online ordering at the present time. Today I sampled a blend of green teas named No Frills. This is just what it was- a blend of good quality green teas- nothing fancy. The leaves were a dark greenish gray and looked like they had been squished up and dried like that- really cool looking They had a light, fresh vegetal scent. I put 2 teaspoons of leaves into my teapot and poured 12 ounces of water that had been boiled (I let the water sit a bit) over the leaves and let this steep for 2 minutes. The liquid was a deep yellow and had a faint vegetal scent. The texture was a bit creamy and had a fresh vegetal taste. No Frills is a delicious blend for green tea lovers.