Monterey, CA, October 06, 2020 — Not quite family but rarely ever friends, the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship has tension built into it from the start. In her book “The Good, the Bad, the Mother-in-Law,” Monterey author Kenis Dunne offers funny, quirky, real-world accounts from this age-old battleground.
Detailing a collection of stories ranging from dastardly and outlandish to humorous and loving, Dunne covers the mother-in-law journey from engagement and wedding to the pitter-patter of grandchildren.
Described by one reviewer as “a must-read for mothers and daughters-in-law who wish to learn the value of communication, respect and seeing things from one another’s perspective,” the book blends real life lessons with guest commentary. The book’s themes touch on generational communication, taming the need to control, and pitfalls to avoid.
Purchase the book directly through the author’s website at www.kenisdunne.com, online through Amazon or through select local bookstores.
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About the author
Kenis Dunne has spent her career working with words, starting as a journalist writing for community newspapers and then moving into various forms of communication for Bay Area high-tech companies, including Cisco and Micron Technology. Along the way, she and her husband raised three children in Los Gatos. She is a mother-in-law twice over, and a grandmother of three. Kenis and her husband Rob now live in Monterey.
MIL Book Testimonies
"Have you ever wondered if you are the only daughter-in-law with mother-in-law issues? This funny, quirky book is a must read. Daughter-in-law commentators hold nothing back in Mirror Mirror, Mother-In-Law. You will laugh and grimace, and discover you are not alone." —Moryt Milo, former editor of the Silicon Valley Business Journal
“Solidly entertaining and poignantly sweet, this book had me gasping at the bad mothers-in-law, laughing with the insightful daughters-in-law, and reminiscing about my own late mother-in-law with warmth and affection.” —Cady McCowin, experienced daughter-in-law
“I loved this book. It is a combination of lessons, humor, and the best and worst mother-in-law examples. The Wisdom from a MIL Virtuoso story reminded me to forgive, forget and lead with love and maybe sometimes you just have to get out of the way.” —Cindy Small, mother-in-law and grandmother of three
“This is a book that reminds us to communicate, told in straightforward voices. The grandparenting part particularly resonated with me. I don’t know a new grandparent who wouldn’t benefit from reading this, myself included. What a great wedding shower or new grandparent gift this would make!!” —Maxine Granadino, mother-in-law and grandmother of three
“These stories range from downright shocking to surprisingly heartwarming. I was sad to see each chapter end. A must-read for mothers and daughters-in-law who wish to learn the value of communication, respect, and seeing things from one another’s perspective.” —Amanda P., daughter-in-law and mother
“This book is such a fun read! I most appreciate the “life lessons” after each story. They suggest a how-to for each scenario which I found to be quite helpful.” —Jennie B., wife, teacher and mother of one
“An excellent read, filled with fun ah-ha moments for anyone navigating the trials and joys of marriage, family, becoming a DIL or MIL, and all that it entails.” —Kris Penner, mother-in-law and grandmother of six.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901