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Clash of the couples : a humorous collection of completely absurd lovers' squabbles and relationship spats

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ801.C575 2014x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HQ801.C575 2014x
 
 
Summary
Coupledom. Fact or fable, Adam and Eve birthed the perpetual relationship drama as seen on TV today. Despite the serpents, this couple HAD IT MADE. Luxury real estate, lush gardens, and privacy out the yin-yang. Life was glorious until the bare-bottomed babe could no longer resist temptation. Despite her better half's warnings and threats to sleep in a tree, she tasted the forbidden fruit. One bite of that seductive, juicy contraband, and the stage was set for eternity- a nibble that has blossomed into an endless supply of tiny tidbits that divide lovers to this day Taking a cue from the original naked explorers of authentic sin, Clash of the Couples is a hits-close-to-home anthology featuring a collection of completely absurd lovers' squabbles and relationship spats. Think couples fight over kids, sex, and money? Think again Furniture, the last beer, and where to store the placenta are what genuinely ignite our feuds. And no argument is off limits. This book has it all Inside you'll find a gut-busting compilation of stories such as: "I Can't Believe You Ate My Sandwich," "Never Assume Anything," "Only I Can Talk About Me," and "You Want Some College Boobs?" from forty-six fearless writers. Prepare to laugh, roll your eyes, and shiver in suspense. While Eve may have had the first bite, we ate the whole tree. And made pies.
Contents
You want some college boobs? / by Crystal Ponti
Because it's not a Friday night date unless you stop at both Home Depot and Lowe's on your way home / by Meredith Spidel
Airplanes, cell phones, and other things that crash and burn / by Andrew Delfino
Ham, tears, and one toilet : a Mexican tale / by Kimberly Morand
Shitter / by Jonathon Floyd
The great Christmas card incident of ought six / by Sara Del Rio
Melted dreams / by Sarah Cottrell
Que pasa, baby monkey? / by Lisa Petty
Dog days of moving / by Stacey Gustafson
The engagement that almost wasn't / by Meredith Napolitano
Hair of the dog? Nope, it's mine / by Chris Dean
Food fight / by Linda Roy
An apple a day / by Dave Lesser
Neurotic in Lisbon / by Camille DeFer Thompson
The cake heard around the world / by Mary Widdicks
The Cold War / by Courtney Conover
We're political opposites, and we're not above yard-sign warfare / by Marie Bollman
Don't spill the beer, dear / by Julia Arnold
Five-second rule warfare / by Kevin Zelenka
Car care in the lover's lane / by Ginny Marie
Ode to a kiss / by Mike Reynolds
Red light rodeo, couples style / by Leigh-Mary Hoffmann
A hypothetical situation / by Lynn Shattuck
Only I can talk about me / by Jeff Bogle
Sans souvenir / by Angela Godbout
A middle-age man and his table / by Jenny Hills
The corner hutch battle / by Susan A. Black
Same-page marriage woes / by Marcia Kester Doyle
And the boob wins / by R.C. Liley
Fishing for a break, not sea bass / by Jessica Azar
To infinity and beyond / by m.nicole.r.wildhood
Dirty socks, everywhere / by Angela Keck
The boyfriend fallacy / by Alexa Bigwarfe
A record of a fight / by Brian Sorrell
I can't believe you ate my sandwich / by Kathryn Leehane
The unwilling passenger / by April Grant
Never assume anything / by Bev Feldman
The alluminum can incident / by Jodi Crafts-Flaherty
Escape of the big chocolate placenta / by Scott Rigdon
Corn hole and fried dough / by Lydia Richmond
What about them is not identical? / by Allie Burdick
Chicken drums divorce planning / by Michelle Grewe
The wedding shower heist / by Barb Godshalk
Fetus, take the wheel / by Amanda Mushro
How to talk to a man
are you listening to me? / by Chris Carter
How to talk to a woman
without sacrificing your cajones / by Eli Pacheco.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Editor and contributor Ponti offers a collection of 46 brief essays from mommy (and occasionally daddy) as a sequel to an earlier anthology she also edited, The Mother of All Meltdowns. Most selections are from writers who have recently been married and had children, and will be enjoyed most by that peer group. Ponti kicks things off by recounting a memorable fight she and her husband had after the search term "college boobs" appeared in their computer's browsing history. One essay explores how the writer's arguments with his wife have changed over the years. Another highlights a fight that culminated in divorce. By the end, readers will have learned that couples can apparently fight over almost anything-food, thermostat settings, car care. Many end with valuable advice or lessons learned (some of them sweet). One essayist, unfortunately, can't resist the opportunity to also promote her personal line of jewelry. As a whole, however, the book is full of short, lightly entertaining accounts-some of the stronger being "The Cake Heard Around the World," "And the Boob Wins," and "Escape of the Chocolate Placenta"-that may serve as reminders that, whatever argument readers are currently embroiled in, empirical evidence exists that other couples have equally stupid fights. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Anecdotes.
Man-woman relationships -- Humor.
Marital conflict -- Anecdotes.
Marital conflict -- Humor.
Couples -- Anecdotes.
Couples -- Humor.
Publisher [Maine] :2014
Contributors Roberts, Gayle, editor.
Language English
Description 316 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780989955331
0989955338
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