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I Married My Mother-In-Law : And Other Tales of In-Laws We Cant Live With -- and Cant Live Without Ilena Silverman

I Married My Mother-In-Law : And Other Tales of In-Laws We Cant Live With -- and Cant Live Without

Ilena Silverman

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ISBN : 9781594489099
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320 pages
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In the tradition of The Bitch in the House, a provocative anthology of original essays about one of lifes most complicated relationships.In-laws are the family members you inherit when you choose your spouse. Theyre the unavoidable human baggageMoreIn the tradition of The Bitch in the House, a provocative anthology of original essays about one of lifes most complicated relationships.In-laws are the family members you inherit when you choose your spouse. Theyre the unavoidable human baggage attached to the person you love. Its a relationship that can be traumatic, harrowing, maddening, and hilarious-sometimes all at once.In I Married My Mother-in-law and Other Tales of In-laws We Cant Live With-and Cant Live Without, Ilena Silverman brings together seventeen writers who plumb their individual in-law experiences for extraordinary and unexpected wisdom about this uninvited and intense relationship. We hear from a variety of writers, including Michael Chabon, who writes movingly about what he learned from his ex-wifes father- Kathryn Harrison, whose relationship with her father-in-law was more rewarding and less complicated than the one she had with her own father- Martha McPhee, who explores the role that money plays in the in-law dynamic- Susan Straight, who recounts her experience as the first white woman who married into her husbands African-American family- and Ayelet Waldman, who ponders the competition between wives and mothers for the attention of their husbands/sons.By turns blunt and poignant, horrifying and touching, these essays are small mirrors that reflect some of the myriad aspects of this bewildering and complex relationship. Remarkable for both the quality of its prose and the scope of its emotional insight, I Married My Mother-in-law is an unforgettable anthology about an inescapable family relationship.Contributors:Matt BaiAmy BloomMichael ChabonTa-Nehisi CoatesAnthony GiardinaJonathan GoldsteinColin HarrisonKathryn HarrisonBarbara JonesTom JunodKaren KarboMartha McPheePeter RichmondDani ShapiroDarcey SteinkeSusan StraightAyelet Waldman