How many corporate professionals heed the insistent commands of a domineering wife to advance their careers and increase their income? What effect does this have on the individual’s relationship with his wife and his personal development? A Walk in the Park illustrates how the protagonist Don reacts to a lifetime of badgering from his wife Rosalyn. She values materialistic success and social recognition; Don values an unfettered life filled with walks in the park. But does he? Can he sacrifice this corporate life? To what ends will he go to retain his corporate life and silence his incessantly nagging wife? What about having a satisfying personal relationship? The reader anticipates and understands the changing development of Don through the author’s excellent characterization. The unexpected plot sequences inspire the reader to continue reading. Readers can relate to the themes of the costs of materialistic success, the values of the professional in business today, and the need for a satisfying relationship.