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A very Southern mother-in-law's humorous advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. From the multiple New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club.

Bestselling author Haywood Smith and her pals have lots of personal experience in the joys, sorrows, pitfalls and flat-out hysteria of Mother-in-Lawness. Now Smith offers a handy and fun booklet of pithy advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. Smiths sassy observations and gentle wisdom are delivered with her trademark southern ...

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Overview

A very Southern mother-in-law's humorous advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. From the multiple New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club.

Bestselling author Haywood Smith and her pals have lots of personal experience in the joys, sorrows, pitfalls and flat-out hysteria of Mother-in-Lawness. Now Smith offers a handy and fun booklet of pithy advice to mothers-in-law everywhere. Smiths sassy observations and gentle wisdom are delivered with her trademark southern charm, packing the sweet, heady punch of bourbon ice cubes melting in a mint julep.

The Twelve Sacred Traditions of Magnificent Mothers-in-Law is the perfect gift book for showers, engagement parties, family celebrations or just to share with that special DIL (Daughter-in-Law) or SIL (Son-in-Law). It can even safely be given to a Mother-in-Law

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982175606
  • Publisher: BelleBooks
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 390,508
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Haywood Smith
Haywood Smith
Motivated by a midlife crisis and burned out from selling real estate, Haywood Smith decided to quit her day job and pursue her dream to become a writer. That dream came true with her breakout bestseller, The Red Hat Club -- a publishing phenomenon celebrating women's friendships that inspired real-life "Red Hat Clubs" across the nation.

Biography

Atlanta native Haywood Smith currently lives in Massachusetts. She has one son, currently in medical school who is "married to a wonderful, fearless Christian woman," and a close family that includes her mother, three sisters, and a brother.

The Red Hat Club was on the New York Times Bestseller List. The paperback edition of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch appeared on both the USA Today list and the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.

Author biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Smith:

"God already knows I wrote what I wrote, so I figured I might as well put my real name on my books. My Mama had to get used to the love scenes in my historical romances -- especially when I used bondage as a metaphor in the first one (very polite, consensual bondage; well, most of it)."

"I believe in taking lemons and making lemonade when life gets cruel. I've had joint problems since childhood, so I can only run if my life depends on it, but I now have a job I can do in a recliner. How great is that?"

"I haven't had plastic surgery, but I'm saving up to get lipo on my saddlebag hips and the tummy my sisters and I all have dubbed, ‘the baby.' I also believe that every woman out there should start putting money in a sugar bowl to ‘get the plumbing jerked' once she's finished having her kids. Life without periods is the best!"

"I am happier now without a significant man in my life than I was with one. Not that I'm down on men altogether. I just like my perfect girlie room, my white carpets, keeping my own hours and weird diets, and not having to worry about hiding my bite guard, surgical scars, white roots, and buzz saw snoring. Not to mention having the freedom to pass gas at will without criticism."

"I love hearing from readers who enjoyed my books. Such kind words make my day. I do not love hearing from people who can't handle the realistic nature or language in my work. Everything in my work is there for a reason. If a character cusses, she's been provoked (and it beats busting loose with an Uzi at the nineteenth hole of her ex's country club). If she takes the Lord's name in vain (like my fictional SuSu character) it's because she's subconsciously crying out to the God she's rejected."

"Mainly, I want the women in my books to accurately reflect the complexities, the heartache, and the humor that is our saving grace."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Anne Haywood Pritchett
    2. Hometown:
      Buford, Georgia
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      Atlanta, Georgia
    1. Education:
      One year of college and several professional real estate degrees and appraisal certifications
    2. Website:

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    How to be a marvelous mother in law

    Short book full of funny but true and thoughtful words about doing well in the wonderful world of being a mother in law (good also for father in laws). With tips on "How to Bite Your Tongue" and "Letting Them Learn from Their Mistakes" (and much more), this is a good book for anyone struggling to maintain a good relationship within the expanded family. Maybe not a perfect gift for YOUR mother in law (unless she has a good sense of humor) but a great gift for any peer who occupies or will soon occupy that challenging role.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Haywood Smith is the best Mother-In-Law in the Universe!

    Finally, a mother who gets that being nice to you son or daughter-in-law is more about contributing to your child's happiness in life! I have had a difficult time finding a book by a real mother-in-law who admits that mothers-in-law routinely make these mistakes. Haywood Smith has written an honest, humorous but truthful guide for current and prospective mothers-in-law that assists them in navigating and cultivating a healthy relationship with their married children and their spouses. No in-law is perfect but, understanding the boundaries in your relationship is key to creating family harmony. I have shared this book with girlfriends who like me were gifted with wonderful spouses and the problematic, controlling family accompanying them. This is the how-to guide I plan to follow when I become a mother-in-law.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

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    Brief, humorous booklet. The advice pretty self-evident but nic

    Brief, humorous booklet. The advice pretty self-evident but nicely worded/presented. Some quirky little cartoons are also entertaining at section starts.

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