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Couplehood by Paul Reiser
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Jun 21, 2011

liked it

He's pretty much a stand up comedian in a book. He talks about the ups and downs you get in a relationship, particularly marriage. Almost all the reviews said this book would be laugh out loud funny. Sure it was funny, but it didn't live up to the hype for me. He definitely has the kind of humor most stand up comedians have, where they have to embellish their story with obviously unbelievable points just for the sake of being funny. I find that kind of humor to be tiring and somewhat desperate. There's no real story to the book; it's just a series of mini stories--just like in stand up comedy. Which is fine, but it doesn't keep me coming back for more. I can drop the book whenever I want, and if I feel like a chuckle or two, I'll pick it up again. All in all, I did feel the need to analyze my own relationship in the end, and so I guess the book did have some impact on me.
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