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  • 11/2014
  • B00OYWM2CE
  • 322 pages
  • $4.99
Crystal Ponti
Author, Contributor, Editor (anthology)
Clash of the Couples: A Humorous Collection of Completely Absurd Lovers' Squabbles and Relationship Spats
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.
Reviews
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)
Abby Heugel, Author, Humorist, and Blogger at Abby Has Issues

"Married, single, destined for spinsterhood--it doesn't matter what angle you come at this book from, you will find something that you can relate to. And you will laugh, because even if you can't relate to that particular situation, you'll just be glad that it happened to somebody else."

August McLaughlin, Host of Girl Boner Radio

"Pull up a chair and grab a martini! Clash of the Couples is like happy hour with some of your wittiest friends."

Josh Blue, Comedian and Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing (Season Four)

"If you're looking for a fun read, check out Clash of the Couples. I could relate to the couples in this honest and hilarious collection of modern relationship tales. Clash of the Couples bursts with the real stuff that couples fight about and will make you laugh while shaking your head at the ridiculousness of it!"

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10/15/2014
FORTY-SIX BLOGGERS SHARE REAL-LIFE, SITCOM-WORTHY SQUABBLES IN TELL-ALL COLLECTI

(AUGUSTA, ME) Oct. 15, 2014 – A hilarious compilation of “I can’t believe that happened” and “the same thing happened to us” stories from forty-six diverse writers, Clash of the Couples debuts on November 3, 2014 in both print and eBook format on Amazon and other popular retailers.

Taking a cue from the first couple to ever bicker over something as petty as a piece of fruit, Clash of the Couples is a new anthology featuring a collection of absurd lovers’ quarrels and relationship spats. Couples just starting their journeys and those who have been together “forever” will relate to dozens of short stories running the “one said, the other said” gamut—from disagreements over furniture, to who gets the last beer, to where to store the placenta (yes, you read that right).

The book has been endorsed by a number of humor and publishing heavyweights, including Josh Blue, comedian and winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Abby Heugel, popular humorist and blogger at Abby Has Issues.

"If you're looking for a fun read, check out Clash of the Couples. I could relate to the couples in this honest and hilarious collection of modern relationship tales. Clash of the Couples bursts with the real stuff that couples fight about and will make you laugh while shaking your head at the ridiculousness of it!" said Blue.

Heugel shares his sentiments. “Married, single, destined for spinsterhood—it doesn’t matter what angle you come at this book from, you will find something that you can relate to. And you will laugh, because even if you can’t relate to that particular situation, you’ll just be glad that it happened to somebody else.”

Published by Blue Lobster Book Co., Clash of the Couples will be released on November 3, 2014. The title will be available on Amazon, B&N, Apple, and other places where books are sold. Visit the book’s official page for more information or for instant updates follow along on Facebook.

Managing editor and contributing author Crystal Ponti is available for interviews and appearances. To arrange presentations, media appearances, and interviews, contact info@bluelobsterbookco.com.

If you are interested in receiving an electronic copy of Clash of the Couples to review, please email info@bluelobsterbookco.com

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Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2014
  • B00OYWM2CE
  • 322 pages
  • $4.99

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