Man of the House
In this largely autobiographical sequel to Ad Hudler’s best-selling Househusband, we find Linc Menner thriving as a stay-at-home dad. His gourmet cooking is sublime, his cleaning unrivaled, and his devotion to his daughter, Violet, unparalleled.
But when the Menners relocate from upstate New York to the steamy beaches of Naples, Florida, life takes an unexpected turn. As the Menners renovate their new home, Linc’s bliss turns into a war zone of contractors, drywall dust, and chaos. And suddenly being surrounded by guys whose faces go blank as he expounds on the virtues of lump-free gravy makes Linc realize he has forgotten what it feels like to be a man.
So Linc trades his flip-flops for work boots, and his wild mop of hair for a barbershop buzz, and marches his flabby physique to the nearest gym–attracting the secret devotion of one of Violet’s teachers in the process. And his stunned family watches helplessly as they lose the man who keeps them all together. To make matters worse, it’s hurricane season, and there’s a category 5 heading right for Naples. As life on the home front explodes into hilarity and catastrophe, Linc must chart his own delightfully crooked course to finally become the “Man of the House.”
--New York Post
A "Top Five" pick
"Number of times I laughed out loud while reading Man of the House: countless”
"I definitely plan to seek out Hudler's previous books, HOUSEHUSBAND, SOUTHERN LIVING and ALL THIS BELONGS TO ME. I expect they will prove to be as much of a pure pleasure to read as the warm-hearted, hilarious and endearing MAN OF THE HOUSE."
"I loved every moment of this thoroughly enjoyable book. Hudler is indeed a marvellous writer of women’s fiction - better then some women it can be argued - and this offering is irresistible and laugh-out-loud funny. It is packed with those comical moments that have you in stitches and offers us women some light on the subject of men and their feelings."
"An enjoyable read … one that brought home some truths about family, home and oneself.
--Midwest Book Revew
"A welcome treat …"