The Marriage Files: Cheaper by the Three Dozen
36 Hilarious Tales of Married
Bliss Union Strife Life
A marriage that begins with a missing Bible, airplanes drowning out the ceremony, and the cake falling might seem destined for, well, something less than longevity…
Welcome to the revamped website for The Marriage Files!
The Marriage Files is an ever-growing collection of funny stories about marriage and male/female relationships. Author Holly Alani began writing them back in 2001 when she was newly married and often found herself perplexed by her new partner in life...
Time was when a man wouldn’t have admitted to imbibing Chardonnay if his life depended on it. Public disapprobation of an accused ax murderer would have paled by comparison to the humiliation of a guy drinking the main ingredient of something called a “wine spritzer.” At least you know an ax murderer has a good, manly arm. But girlie muscles are enough to lift a glass of Pinot Grigio…
“…extremely real and hilarious.” “…sounded word-for-word as if you were eavesdropping in my house.” “You are fantastic fun! I laughed until I cried.” “What a find! A cross between Erma Bombeck and Stephanie Plum...very enjoyable!” “…keep up the amazing job.” “Your new file is a riot!” “I laughed my ass off…”
Things change, and so do people. I got to thinking about how my husband K— has evolved over the years I’ve known him. Or rather, he kind of forced the issue. Read all about it here, and comment to share your stories of how your husband (or wife) has made you stop and wonder, “Whatever happened to the (wo)man I married?”Read More
“…a hidden gem that needs to come to the surface for others to find and enjoy” is how reviewer Tricia C. of www.booksbargainsandpreviews.com described The Marriage Files: Cheaper by the Three Dozen when she read it. “This book is HILARIOUS,” she enthused. “The stories [Holly Alani] tells are short, well-written, and a quick read, which makes this book attractive in today’s busy world.” See amazon.com or bookbargainsandpreviews.com for the full review.
As a nod to the upcoming holiday, I’ve uploaded “A Valentine’s Day Primer” [this story has been retired—Holly] a “classic” TMF story that also appears in Cheaper by the Three Dozen. It would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for your single women friends, if only to remind them that being single has its good side, too!Read More
For some bizarre reason, human beings want the mate selection process to be scientific, even though we know it’s not. That’s why online dating services all ask you to fill out onerously long questionnaires that only function to identify one personality trait: tolerance for filling out onerously long online questionnaires.
But we still need ways to separate the wheat from the chaff, and here’s my best effort… [this story has been retired—Holly]
Since this is my first NEW story on the relaunched website, I could use your help. Share it with your friends, subscribe to the new mailing list, send me feedback by making a comment, and follow me on twitter @tmfwebmistress.
Plus, don’t forget to check out my online Amazon Store for funny movies, books and other “Cool Stuff.” Thanks!Read More