"Modern manhood is confusing and complicated, but Joey Franklin, a thirtysomething father of three, is determined to make the best of it. In My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married, he offers frank, self-deprecating meditations on everything from male-pattern baldness and the balm of blues harmonica to Grand Theft Auto and the staying power of first kisses. He riffs on cockroaches, hockey, romance novels, Boy Scout hikes, and the challenge of parenting a child through high-stakes Texas T-ball. With honesty and wit, Franklin explores what it takes to raise three boys, succeed in a relationship, and survive as a modern man. My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married is an uplifting rumination on learning from the past and living for the present, a hopeful take on being a man without being a menace to society"-- Provided by publisher.
2015, Association for Mormon Letters, Creative Non-Fiction Award winner
The lifespan of a kiss;
Working at Wendy's;
Grand theft auto: Athens, Ohio, edition;
In their ears and on their tongues;
Climbing Shingle Mill Peak;
How to be a t-ball parent;
The swing is gone;
On haptics, hyperrealism, and my father's year in prison;
Call me Joey;
Little more than strangers;
My hair piece;
My wife wants you to know I'm happily married.