Man of The House

A Novel

Non-Fiction - Relationships
320 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Linc is a househusband. The landscaper opted to stay at home, run the house, and raise his daughter while his wife, Jo, pursued a lucrative career. When she is offered a dream job in Naples, Florida, the family finds more has changed than just their address. Their new home needs extensive remodeling. They attempt living there while the ceiling is literally raised. Linc faces the reality of his daughter reaching puberty. Jo is working more and more hours only to realize that a woman is obsessed with her husband.

I love this book. It is written in an embellished style that kept me laughing. Ad Hudler successfully shifts from one perspective to another. He also writes with much experience and expertise. I could easily relate to Linc. I have lead the life of the stay at home mom. The helpful hints were great; I intend to try several. This is a must read. Man Of The House  is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Coleen Kenny

...humor, reality, and insight kept my attention. Great easy read; recommend it for bedtime, the beach, or the subway commute.

Deborah Haupt

A man around the house gives us a frighteningly funny look at a stay at home dad and his atypical family.
After 13 yrs as a stay at home parent to his daughter Violet & househusband to his wife Jo Lincoln Menner is having gender identity issues. A relocation to Naples Florida brings added turmoil to his life, a total remodel on their new home, a teenager going through her own identity crisis and a wife who works long hours and now hurricanes.
Mr. Hudler gives us a hilariously funny and very intuitive look at role reversals and a family in crisis. I found myself laughing out loud on minute and shaking my head the next. The novel is very well written with the author's unique way with words. The characters are wonderfully warm and funny and very human, and the story line is first rate. I recommend this book to men and women alike. It will hold a proud place in my personal library.
The work is a sequel to "Househusband", but does well as a stand a lone.