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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…but one woman’s omen is another woman’s dare.  It’s a lucky thing for readers that Holly Alani is a risk taking kind of gal.  In these three dozen laugh-out-loud tales, Alani reads like an embedded reporter delivering updates from the marital trenches.  If you’ve ever wondered what married life is really like, forget the fiction that passes for reality TV: this is a modern marriage unvarnished and unscripted, in all its maddening, splendid absurdity.

Against a domestic backdrop of exploratory holes and housecleaning robots named “Wife,” fat pants and Male Pattern Shopping, Alani ponders football as pornography, RuPaul lookalikes in the driver’s seat, bondage as a holiday tradition and why a parrot might be your best investment against infidelity. These wide-ranging chronicles (sometimes confessions!) of life in the married lane employ an equal measure of sarcasm and self-deprecation to strike the funny bone of readers, female and male alike.  You’ll be glad you bought the bonus size because the hilarity is cheaper in volume but a bargain at any price!

Who this book is for: Anyone who’s ever even thought about being in a relationship with a member of the opposite sex.
Engaged? Consider it fair warning.
Married? Consider it cheap therapy.
Divorced? Consider it vindication.
A woman? Consider it a crystal ball.
A man? Consider it a good friend who just happens to be a girl.
The perfect bridal shower novelty gift!

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Title: The Marriage Files: Cheaper by the Three Dozen
Author: Holly Alani
ISBN: 978-0-615-32910-9
Publication date: May, 2010
Pages: 176
Price: $9.95