My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married (American Lives ) (Paperback)
Joey Franklin is an assistant professor of English at Brigham Young University. His writing has appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle, Poets and Writers magazine, the Norton Reader, and Gettysburg Review. His piece “Working at Wendy’s” won the 2006 Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers contest.
"Franklin's essays are just deep enough not to be trivial, just light-hearted enough not to be heavy, and readable enough not to be dull. Highly recommended!"—Reading Glutton
"With humor and honesty, Franklin draws wisdom from a variety of experiences in his first collection of personal essays."—Library Journal
"As a title, My Wife Wants You to Know I'm Happily Married has the hollow ring of a bumper sticker or T-shirt. Luckily, the contents promise a much stronger, deeper resonance with thoughtful readers who may see themselves reflected in Franklin's often universally recognizable stories about childhood, children, growing up and adulthood."—Rob LeFebvre, Shelf Awareness
"Franklin comes across as an affable and reflective person, and I have a hard time imagining that there are people out there who might not like this book."—William Bradley, Brevity
"Much more than a collection of musings on marriage. It's an exploration between writer and reader, who themselves are forced to feel one another out, hopeful for a happily ever after."—Charlotte Kupsh, Pleiades Book Review
“Compassionate, clear-headed, reliable, and funny. If a book could be the best man at my wedding, I’d choose this one.”—Dinty W. Moore, author of Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy