Romantic as HellOK, I didn’t write a book. I took some literary license with my title.

I mean, I’ve read a book.

And I will write one, eventually. I’m working on it.

I’ve even contributed content to a couple books. You may have heard me mention them six or seven million times.

But anyway, I know this guy who wrote a book.

In fact, I read his early draft and I helped edit it. I’m an editor.

I edit, therefore I am. Wait, no. Strike that, reverse it. I am, therefore I edit. Never mind. Let’s move on, shall we?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have any professional book editing credentials. Mostly, I just said “Um, shouldn’t there be a comma here?” and occasionally “Um, I think that comma doesn’t go there.”

Powerful stuff, I know.

None the less (us editors used to change that to nonetheless but now we leave it as none the less… keep up, will ya?) there’s this guy, Rodney Lacroix, who wrote this book and I put a little effort into it so I could claim to be an editor.

BRB, gonna update my LinkedIn profile. (I am looking for a job, you know. Let me know if you hear of anything. The last person who recommended a job for me got a big referral bonus out of it!)

Here’s the thing – I could be a jealous person and drop to my knees before bed and say “Dear God, please make Rodney’s book sink to the bottom of the ocean like the Titanic.” because I know he used to be a vengeful God and maybe he misses that stuff. It can be kinda fun to mess with people when you’re bored.

If Rodney’s book were to fall off the face of the earth, that would be fewer hilarious books to compete with the one I’m writing, so you can see why I would do that.  If I were a vengeful humor writer, which I am not, that’s what I’d do.

The truth is Rodney’s book is both hilarious and practical. Wives can throw it at their husbands for not stepping up to that level of romance.  Husbands can buy it for their wives to prove how romantic they are even if they never read the damn thing.  It is pretty damn funny and that’s hard-earned coming from me because generally, I don’t find anyone as funny as I find myself so, trust me, it had to be good for me to sing its praises like this.

So yeah yeah yeah, whatever. Go buy this funny book, feed Rodney’s ego and make him rich. Do it for your marriage or your love life or your funny bone.  Or do it for me because you love me. You love me and you know I’m working on my own book and the better Rodney’s book does, the bigger of a favor I can ask for when I’m publishing mine.

No way I’m letting that bastard get away with telling me to add a few commas, either.


All the books mentioned in this post are hilarious and available on Amazon either in paperback or e-book format.

Romantic as Hell

The Big Book of Parenting Tweets

The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets

PS: If anyone out there has read it, add your comments here to let others know what you thought!  I wouldn’t mind at all if you said “It was beautifully edited.” I’d understand completely. Commas can be tricky you know.