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.
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)