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Third and Long
Men's playbook for solving marital/relationship
problems and building a winning team
by Steve Campbell

As the title makes clear, this is a relationship book for Men! Unfortunately, most relationship books are aimed at women and do not "speak the language" that men may find more to their liking. Another positive point about this book is that it's short (only 138 pages), thus not intimidating to pick up and start reading. And it's written in a straightforward, casual style that makes for easy reading and relating.

One of the aspects of the book that sets it apart is that the author approaches the topic from the position of writing a book he wished he had had before it was too late to save his own marriage. As he says, this is "advice from a guy who learned the hard way."

Actually, we need a lot more relationship books written by and for men. But I'm pleased to note that this is the second review I have added to the list in the last few months, the other being Dr. Scott Haltzman's The Secrets of Happily Married Men.

Scott's book uses a "business model" approach to teaching men relationship skills while Steve's book uses a "sports model" approach. Scott's is twice as long and much more thorough, but both books have a lot to offer men who are interested in learning more about how to have successful marital relationships.

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