You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is written by and about Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn. The introduction pretty well states what you will expect from the book; "Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy" (CALVIN TRILLIN) Both single people and those married would appreciate and enjoy the humorous overview of a funny couples marriage.
It begins with Jeff telling you about a sixth grade field trip to see an adaption of Romeo and Juliet, and his dreaming that some day he wanted to find his fantasy Juliet.
This book was entertaining, with back and forth chapters of "he said, she said". The reader gets bits from both points of view. Most of the book is about marriage, the long trail to getting married, their experiences with their son being born with a rare birth defect.
I often marveled that they still are married, apparently happy (I think!)
This is a memoir, but reads as if it were fiction. You feel as if you know Jeff and Annabelle, and easily relate to the battles with caring for a sick child.
Both authors are funny, articulate and keep you interested. They easily could write a second book, as this is their life so far, I doubt their antics have ended.
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