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Romancing Mommy: From Birth and Beyond [Paperback]

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"Practical, humorous and to the point, this is the best read [my wife and I] have had together in years." Doug Wead, author of The New York Times bestseller The Raising of a President
A long time ago, in a world where men were not-so-great communicators, a husband said five words to his wife that would change his life forever. His defining statement (during her postpartum days) was: "It's not all about you."
Amazingly, that man lived to share the many lessons he has since learned. Lesson number one: "It's all about her." That man is none other than your average Joe-Joe Gumm that is. An ESPN radio sportscaster, Joe shares 150 humorous yet poignant "It's all about her" ideas that men can use to not only survive in their marriage, but also thrive within their relationship.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   232
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 10, 2006
Publisher   Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN  1932783474  
ISBN13  9781932783476  

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More About Joe Gumm

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joe Gumm has been around the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene his entire life. Born and reared in the area, he became a huge sports fan while a tot in preschool. With a lack of athletic ability and zero coordination, he knew he would never be good enough to play in college or the pros, so he tried his hand at sports reporting.

After graduating form the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Broadcast Communications, Joe spent several years at the USA Radio Network as a sports anchor and news producer. He then joined the team of ESPN Radio 103.3 FM in Dallas shortly after their debut on the air in the Metroplex. It was there that Joe honed his writing skills and ventured out into the world as a hard-core sports reporter using his unusually loud voice that can be heard up to a mile away. After several years covering various athletes and their teams he decided to write about something more important than salary caps, balls and strikes, and touchdowns. He decided to write about marriage and family.

When not writing or covering a game in Dallas/Fort Worth, Joe is busy changing diapers, playing with Barbies(r), watching Disney movies and hanging out at Chuck E Cheese with his wife and two daughters.

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Joe Gumm currently resides in the state of Texas.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Love & Romance
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Relationships > Marriage
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Motherhood
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General
5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > General

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A good book and a big Help  Dec 12, 2005
Joe Gumm gives a great insite on how men should treat their wives. The ideas he includes many activities that may seem like common sense in the book,however; they are things that are simple that are most commonly forgotten. Joe gives incites that are from woment themselves in the book which is probably a good source. Not only writing from a womans point of view in this book but presents the ideas in a humorous light.
After I read the book I passed it to a few friends to read it and they were uncertain of book, but came back and agreed with the that it will help them in their relationship. For me still being single some of the ideas in the book if toned down can be use in a serious dating relationship with some of them being ommited because they are clearly only for marraige.

I would recommend and married guys to read this book it will only help to imporve your marraige. Things can only get better after reading. Also Joe presents these ideas in the book in a humorous way.

This is good stuff...  Sep 30, 2005
Couple things here...

1) I'm not even a reader


2) I would never read somthing like this, had I not happened upon this guy Joe Gumm on a Tulsa morning show on TV.

He seemed kind of like me but with the ability to be honest about something all of us guys (single or otherwise) think about more often than we care to admit - romance. I'm telling you, his wit, charisma and passion all come out in some humorous and shockingly real way on all 150 helpful tips.

From choosing your words wisely to doing the dishes, there's a ton in here to last an average guy like me enough to carry me from singlehood, to dating and on into a marriage and parenting. Thanks Joe...looking forward to putting it into practice.
Goofy fun. I loved it!!!  Sep 11, 2005
I'm a single guy that got the book because I wanted to see why a "sports guy" with ESPN credentials would write about a topic like romance. Not only did it prepare me for what to expect from my future wife, but it showed me the true meaning of self-deprication. Joe not only rips himself throughout the book on his parenting and romance skills, but gives readers the inside track on how to improve both. Women will love it because it's all about them. Men will hate it, but will find many things in common with Joe, especially when it comes to helping out around the house. I recommend it highly for those who are married, single or divorced.
What a guy!  Jun 11, 2005
For a guy contemplating marriage, Joe Gumm gives insights which helps me lean towards going to the altar! The bottom line: treat your wife like she deserves to be treated and you will be given the romance, respect, love and commitment ten-fold. Joe may be the rare example in today's society, but his sincere desire to be the best family man he can be, reminds me of gentlemen from days past. A funny read for the guy looking for ways to please the woman in his life. I look forward to the next adventure Joe brings to paperback!
Advice from Mommy's Happy Slave!  Apr 30, 2005
Joe Gumm is that rare man: He not only loves his wife . . . he wants to do right by her and his family to the nth degree.

Transformed by the experience of seeing his wife give birth using natural methods in their bedroom, Mr. Gumm decided that he should do whatever it takes to make his wife's life good.

What makes the book unusual is that he writes well from the female perspective. He must have spent a lot of time listening to his wife.

The book is filled with self-deprecating humor. Mr. Gumm knows that he married up and revels in it. He wants to do his part . . . and realizes that even that isn't good enough. You can never be too good to your wife.

I was reminded of novels I have read about the goddess-centered religions that preceded Christianity. Ms. Gumm clearly plays that role for Mr. Gumm.

There are lots of good advice here . . . and more than a few chuckles for men. If you do even 20 of the 150 things he recommends, you'll be a hero at home . . . unless your wife is extraordinarily demanding.

Some of the things are obvious: Take out the trash, fix what needs to be fixed, keep your promises, put the toilet seat down and help with the kids. Some are more surprising: Take responsibility for birth control, watch what you don't say, let her shower first or join her in the shower, send flowers when she doesn't expect them, and hide jewelry gifts inside a more practical gift.

Some of his advice will test your assumptions about who should be in charge: But it's good to think those through rather than have them become bones of contention in your marriage.

When my wife and I got married, the woman who married us advised both of us to do more than our share of making the marriage work. If she had handed me this book at the same time, she could have saved me over 20 years of learning how to do that.

Ladies, whether your husband ever reads this book or not, you'll love it. Just imagine that you are Mr. Gumm's wife! That will feel like a fantasy vacation all by itself as you roar with laughter at his humor.

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