What do taco salad, monkeys, mountain climbing, elk hunting, Shamu, and shrink-wrap have to do with marriage? Everything, according to author Brett C. McInelly. Whether taking his cue from fine Mexican cuisine, the great outdoors, or the majesty of the animal kingdom, the author interweaves humor with thought-provoking commentary as he explores the mysteries and wonders of married life from a decidedly male viewpoint. Hardly a model of husbandly perfection, he recounts his efforts to become that elusive creature known as the good husband. Most married men share this same desire. What many lack, however, is know-how. Men and the Art of Marriage Maintenance provides dozens of practical and creative tips, from the simple to the elaborate, that men can use on a day-to-day basis to make their marriage healthier and happier. Each tip is prefaced with a humorous anecdote and insightful commentary. While witty and light in its approach, Men and the Art of Marriage Maintenance speaks to deep issues regarding attitudes and behaviors that lead to a successful marriage. Readers, both men and women, will identify with the author s experiences as they come away with increased desires to work harder for that elusive goal of happily ever after.