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Man of the House: A Novel

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A book by Ad Hudler

For more than a decade, Linc Menner has raised the status of househusband to an art form. . . .     While his wife, Jo, brings home the bacon, Linc Menner holds down the fort–his gourmet cooking is sublime, his cleaning unrivaled, … see full wiki

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Author: Ad Hudler
Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 30, 2008)
1 review about Man of the House: A Novel

Tools, Tips and Sarcasm, My Kind of Guy

  • Feb 17, 2009
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Linc Menner has tasted the Martha Stewart life, and it's beginning to curdle. Is he man enough to handle hurricanes, hormonal female overload, power tools, and a ripped-up kitchen?

Told in different first person points of view the reader watches a man's search for meaning and his place in steamy Florida. A very entertaining read, I enjoyed my visit to Linc's world. I was impressed with Hudler's writing skills and sarcastic sense of humor. His handling of family was sensitive, down to earth, and satisfying.

Linc's journey boils down to, a real man isn't defined by muscles, the vehicle he drives, or his knowledge of interior design, a real man should be defined by the whole package. I will warn the more sensitive readers that Linc's world veers into R-rated. A man who is redetermining exactly what a man is and how he's supposed to act sometimes visits some dark thoughts and places.

Overall, a charming and entertaining novel.

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March 07, 2009
Thanks, Devora. Man of the House is really a fun read. I'll have to check out Choke. A PG one that I really loved last year was My Name is Russell Fink. Here's the Amazon link,http://www.amazon.com/Name-Russell-Fink-Mich...s&qid=1236442076&sr=1-1 my review is on there. It's a Christian publisher but not over the top preachy. Mike will be around for awhile, he's a fabulous writer and his second book is just out. It's in my to be read pile so I'm really anxious to get to it.
 
March 07, 2009
I've read a lot of books from a woman's perspective about feeling "lost", but I haven't read too many from a man's perspective, so this sounds refreshing! Another book about a soul-searching man that I would recommend to you is Choke.  It's really, really R-rated, but oh-so-hilarious and touching.
 
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