The Bife and I love dissecting marriages. All relationships are interesting, but there is something about two people committed to sharing their lives with each other before God and the law that fascinates us. Each marriage is different, sure, but how does such a serious commitment that doesn’t end easily (i.e., with only death or divorce) work daily? That’s why novels, movies, t.v. shows that delve into marriages get our attention.
Now there is a perfect anthology for us. Clash of the Couples comes out November 3rd, but today (yes today!) we have a cover to show the world!
Ever since the first wife of all, Eve, nagged her partner to do something he didn’t want to do, couples have had their issues. And I’m sure that after Adam through her under the bus with God, they had the world’s first married fight. The Bible is silent about the make-up sex, though it couldn’t have been that good if it gave us the world’s first murderer, Cain.
Forty-three of the best writers around let us peer into their relationships, especially the fights that come with such an intense, intimate relationship. Though no fruits of knowledge are involved, these fights cover such diverse topics as googling “college boobs,” buying a birthday cake, a trip to Mexico, even where to store a used placenta, and more. My pal Foxy from Foxy Wine Pocket even tells us all about the epic fight that she and her husband had over a sandwich years ago that still lives on. These are real stories about marriage that The Bife and I love reading about.
I can’t wait to read these essays.
And did I mention that I’m in it? That’s probably the best part and the primary reason you should go out and advance order 500 copies for you and your closest friends, family, church members, neighbors, and any one else living in the same zip code as you.
Thanks in advance, and you’re welcome for giving you the head’s up. . .
Clash of the Couples contains these other brilliant and hilarious people. Check them out today!
Crystal Ponti of MommiFried
Camille DeFer Thompson of Camille DeFer Thompson
Kimberly Morand of Anchor Magazine: Navigating Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety
Meredith Napolitano of From Meredith to Mommy
Chris Dean of pixie.c.d.
Linda Roy of elleroy was here
Kevin Zelenka of Double Trouble Daddy
Sarah Cottrell of Housewife Plus
R.C. Liley of Going Dad
Mary Widdicks of Outmanned
Marie Bollman of Make Your Own Damn Dinner
Ginny Marie of Lemon Drop Pie
Mike Reynolds of Puzzling Posts
Leigh-Mary Hoffmann of Happily Ever Laughter Blog
Lisa Petty of Lisa R. Petty
Lynn Shattuck of The Light Will Find You
Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids
Stacey Gustafson of Are You Kidding Me?
Angela Godbout of FRaPS
Courtney Conover of The Brown Girl with Long Hair
Jenny Hills of Express Bus Mama
Marcia Kester Doyle of Menopausal Mother
Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama
Jessica Azar of Herd Management
Susan A. Black of I Like That
Dave Lesser of Amateur Idiot Professional Dad
Sarah del Rio of est. 1975
Nicole R. Wildhood of Naught Be All Else
Angela Keck of Writer Mom’s Blog
Alexa Bigwarfe of No Holding Back
Brian Sorrell of Dadding Full Time
Kathryn Leehane of Foxy Wine Pocket
April Grant of 100lb Countdown
Bev Feldman of Linkouture
Jodi Flaherty of The Noise of Boys
Scott Rigdon of Three Five Zero
Lydia Richmond of Cluttered Genius
Allie Burdick of VITA – Train for Life
Michelle Grewe of Crumpets and Bollocks
Barb Godshalk of Co-Author of Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey
Jonathon Floyd of One Funny Daddy
Amanda Mushro of Questionable Choices in Parenting
Chris Carter of The Mom Cafe