I Heart My In-Laws

I Heart My In-Laws

by Dina Koutas Poch
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I Heart My In-Laws by Dina Koutas Poch

A practical, laugh-out-loud guide to adopting your man's family—from your first date to your firstborn

Girlfriends, fiancées, and wives rejoice! Here, at last, is a book you can turn to in times of stress, panic, and family vacations to the smallest cottage ever built on the island of Nantucket. Mirroring the natural progression of a relationship and incorporating interviews from women just like you, this hilarious, savvy guide will help you survive your first meeting with future in-laws, from the holidays, weddings, and new babies, to the day they retire to the house next door because "it's a great real estate investment."

Discover a wide array of sanity-retention techniques and tips on scoring major points with each and every in-law. Learn how to sweet-talk his sister, mollify his mother, and defuse potentially explosive situations—like when your pumpkin pie gives Nana a bad case of hives. Stories range from the tragic "my father-in-law just pinched my ass and not in that sportsmanship kind of way," to the triumphant "I'm now CEO of my grandfather-in-law's cement company—Thanks Pupup!"

Offering handy translation charts with curse words in Persian and compliments in Cantonese, a list of gifts and how to interpret their hidden meaning, tips for reclaiming the holidays one Bastille Day at a time, and your very own set of Mother-in-Law MadLibs, I Heart My In-laws embodies the old saying, "It's funny because it's true."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805082791
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Dina K. Poch has a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University. She is a writer and filmmaker living in New York City with her husband and two cats. Her in-laws live in Connecticut.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever have those times when you're in-laws are making you craaaaazy? You thought it was a good idea to vacation together, or they're staying with you or it's holiday season and now you're wondering how you could have ever ended up with someone who comes from a completely insane freakshow family. Well, don't cause a scene or commit violent acts or fake amnesia and run away in the middle of the night. Just pick up this book and read! It's totally hilarious, and actually offers some fun advice between the jokes. But mostly you'll either identify with it or else read stories from people who have it much worse than you! It's also a fun book to give to married or engaged friends, because hey, we've all been there, right? Or am I the only one with those amnesia plans?