The Stigma of Fast Food Work

When a young father starts working nights in the fast-food industry while his wife finishes school, he recieves stigmatic reactions and wonders why someone should be shamed for trying to make an honest living.

Modern manhood in confusing and complicated, but Joey Franklin, a thirty-something father of three, is determined to make the best of it. In “My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married,” he offers a frank, self-deprecating meditations on everything from male-pattern baldness and the balm of the blues harmonica to Grand Theft Auto and the staying power of first kisses.
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