You’re probably more familiar with the popular book by John Gray, Ph.D. on the subject of understanding the opposite sex than you are with the award-winning writing of Jack Runninger. But you shouldn’t be. Dr. Jack is every bit as insightful as Dr. Gray. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jack for many years, initially through his humorous columns published monthly in Optometric Management. You can read one of his recent pieces here to get a flavor of his style. A mentor and colleague of mine, Dr. D. Leonard Werner, enticed Jack to write the marvelous foreword to our book, Clinical Pearls in Refractive Care.
Got my copy of Jack’s new compilation – Funny Female Foibles in the mail a few days ago, and I fully concur with what other authors have had to say about it. It is a masterpiece! Don’t be fooled by the title; this isn’t a book that mocks women. It is more celebratory of their instincts and wisdom in a light-hearted vein, tinged with a bit of self-deprecation. Here’s just a little taste, from Jack’s opening piece: “Don’t criticize your wife’s faults,” some wise sage once said. “If she didn’t have them, she’d have found her a better husband.” Jog, don’t walk to your checkbook and make your check out to me — just kidding, make it out to Jack Runninger for $17.45 (includes shipping) to obtain a copy of his delightfully Funny Female Foibles. Mail it to:
2663 N. Broad Ext.
Rome, GA 30161
P.S. You’ll be able to follow all of Jack’s witticisms as long as you speak English, though not necessarily the King’s English.