'The Mr. And Mrs. Happy Handbook'

"The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook: Everything I Know About Love & Marriage (with corrections by Mrs. Doocy)."

Welcome to the official Fox News page for The Mr. & Mrs. Happy handbook, a wide-ranging, laugh-out-loud perspective on love, marriage and family, available on October 17, 2006.

Ever since Eve asked Adam, “Do I look fat in this fig leaf” it has been apparent that husbands don't’ know how to handle their wives. Men believe they understand women and vice versa, but really men know as much about woman as a cocker spaniel knows about assembling a Weber grill. This is not an advise book.


The author, his family, and his collection of friends (some very famous from the worlds of entertainment, business and politics) have already discreetly made almost every conceivable marriage mistake, and it is their hope that this irreverent manual can save you the trouble of being an idiot on your own.

Steve Doocy, co-host of Fox & Friends, who has been married twenty consecutive years, provides real slice of life stories on everything from early marriage (“I love you, you’re perfect, now wear this thong”) and pregnancy (“You’re eating for two? Who---you and Shaquille O’Neal?”) to sending your child to college (“Is that a funnel?”) and retirement (high-fiber appetizers on Viagra dates). Most of the stories conclude with “corrections” and additional wise words from Doocy’s real-life wife Kathy, who after two decades of picking up Steve’s socks in the garage, has developed a zany sense of humor herself.

This book is a celebration of the pageantry that is wedlock, which starts with an “I do” and sometimes ends with a boiled rabbit. Lets face it, marriage isn’t always as smooth as a forty-year-old’s forehead after six months of Botox. In fact, marriage is ridiculously hard, but laughing about it is now incredibly easy with The Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook. (From the back of my book)

A special thanks to my media friends who've already previewed the book, here are a few of their pre-publication comments:

“Steve Doocy has written a completely hilarious and heart-filled book."

"This book had me literally laughing out loud so much that everyone around me had to ask what in the world I was reading!"

"Funnier than Dave Barry...It's now the top wedding gift on my list.”

“The book is adorable and hilarious.”

HOW CAN YOU SUBMIT your Mr. & Mrs. Happy story?

It's so easy, simply fill in the blank... "The secret to our happy marriage is______.

Because The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook is a collection of funny true stories, I like those best, but we're also looking for marriage secrets that are unique, inspirational or just make common sense. Don't get too wordy, a paragraph or two or three should be plenty. And it doesn't have to be your story, you can nominate a friend or family member. Think your parents have a great marriage? Submit their story!

Each weekday, a different couple will be selected and then featured on FOX & FRIENDS. For your chance to be the daily selection, simply send an email to happy@foxnews.com. Then watch FOX & FRIENDS on the Fox News Channel 6-9am ET weekdays to see if your story is televised!

If you'd like to get an idea what kind of stories I'm looking for, or you just want to be thoroughly entertained, please order my book, by clicking on the blue box to the right of this column that says "The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook, Order Your Copy Today", or you can go to www.happyhandbook.com where autographed copies of the book are available, as well as a CD Audiobook version, and a list of cities I will be visiting on the Mr. & Mrs. Happy Handbook book tour.

Finally, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for your interest in my book, I have collected stories for this book for the last twenty years, and I’m overjoyed that so many of you have honored me by purchasing a copy.

You've made my dream come true, now I really am Mr. Happy!


Steve Doocy