A Guide for the Married Man
Tarloff, Frank. A Guide for the Married Man. First Edition. 1967. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—price on front flap of the jacket has been penned out and a discount price written in; also jacket shows minor edge tears and fraying. Illustrated by Paul Darrow.
This tongue-in-cheek book of advice offers hope to the bridegoom, assuring him a long and happy marriage. There are many such self-help titles. The twist here is that the author considers that the greatest danger to wedded bliss is not an extramarital dalliance but its discovery. Therefore, most of the advice concerns how to keep one’s indiscretions discreet. Published at the height of the sexual revolution, the book evokes Playboy magazine from that same period—complete with erotic cartoon illustration. This would make a fun gag gift for a bachelor party—perhaps signed or inscribed by the attendees (if they dare risk the wrath of the bride).
“If you’re used to serving your husband five course dinners, and then find him wanting only two, it’s perfectly reasonable to start thinking he’s getting nourishment elsewhere, isn’t it?”
--A Guide for the Married Man