Mothers-in-Law Do Everything Wrong (MILDEW)

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004 - Humor - 208 pages
Authors Liz Bluper and Renée Plastique have sparked a revolution with their code word: M.I.L.D.E.W. (shorthand for Mothers-In-Law Do Everything Wrong). Their playful acronym is becoming a party of today's lingo as women talk to each other about that all-too-familiar marriage by-product—the mother-in-law.

The authors are helping women “laugh their MILDEW away” by sharing their hilarious strategies, stories and relatable experiences. Women from across the globe are now opening up and sharing their stories, lending support to those also suffering from “MILDEW build-up” and confirming that, indeed, they are not alone. They are discovering that when it comes to MILDEW, laughter really is the best medicine. “M.I.L.D.E.W. is truly therapeutic!” says one reader.

With its broad appeal, M.I.L.D.E.W. is inspiring mothers-in-law, too. By taking their scientifically calibrated quiz, more than one mother-in-law has been surprised at the results and subsequently changed her ways. Bluper and Plastique are hearing reports of reduced marital stress and improved family relations. “World peace can't be far behind!” quips Plastique.

From their all-too-revealing quiz to the laugh-out-loud stories to the "Hey, that really might work" strategies, this book gives new meaning to the word "MILDEW," and will keep you laughing and dying to share it with your friends.


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Page 3 - ... over the threshold. Thus does the tale of her husbands grow; there will be eight of them in the course of five autumns — a fact worthy of commemoration on her tomb ! Give up all hope of peace so long as your motherin-law is alive.
Page 5 - They are completely unscrupulous in what they say in court. The wife's mother is always more prejudiced against the husband than even the most ill-treated wife. If I had my way, I am afraid I would abolish mothers-in-law entirely. SIR GEOFFREY WRANGHAM, British High Court Justice and specialist in divorce cases, Boston Herald, Oct.

About the author (2004)

Liz Bluper is a full-time mother living in Connecticut with her husband and three children Renee Plastique is also a full-time mother. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two boys, and dog

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