The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life is a collection of short stories that beautifully illustrates the relationships that Melanie and her husband have. I just love hearing other people’s marriage stories: how they met, what their struggles are, the lessons they’re teaching each other, how their household runs. Those things are intriguing to me and this book was a great glimpse into their lives as a married couple. Of course, it’s completely one sided which is something I think about a lot as I tell my marriage story. I think about what Chris would say and what his perspective on things would be. Actually, I know he would probably just shrug his shoulders and tell me whatever I think is best, which is why our marriage is so great and perfect. And why he doesn’t have a blog.
Oh yes, The Antelope in the Living Room: it’s good. I laughed out loud multiple times and found myself shaking my head in agreement often. I feel like if you’re a frequent reader of this blog (hi! I love you!), you’d really like this book. She’s a much better writer than me and much funnier. You’d probably love her a lot more than me so you have to promise to come back to Trusty Chucks after you read her book. Because I would totally know if you didn’t come back. I’m serious.