“How to Train a Husband,” Newsweek Style

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I had to look twice to make sure I correctly read the headline. Apparently there is no news to report, so Newsweek reviews a new book called “What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage,” written by a formal animal trainer.

Attention, frustrated wives: if you want your husband to start listening to you and stop leaving his socks on the floor, all you need is a little patience and a lot of mackerel. Such is the putative relationship advice of Amy Sutherland, a journalist who spent a year at an animal-trainer school and decided to apply the trainers’ techniques to her husband’s annoying habits.

If we are to believe Sutherland, men are stupid animals and women need to learn a few tricks for their care and feeding to achieve connubial bliss. Sutherland’s underlying premise is, of course, that women’s are stupid, too — stupid enough to buy this book.

-Bridget Crawford

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0 Responses to “How to Train a Husband,” Newsweek Style

  1. Eric says:

    Mmmmmmmm. Mackerel.

  2. jmrittle says:

    Ah yes. This was in the New York Times well over a year ago. I’m astonished that it went from a silly article to a full fledged book!