This book is an intensely personal narrative about the insane dysfunctional thinking patterns and codependent relationships in the writer's own life. It is not just a for 'women' book. It is quite simply a for 'everyone' book and most of her first sales were to men."
From the editor, Deanne Kohler.
"This is the book you’ll want to buy for your teenagers, before they start dating.
With a unique approach to codependency, the author shares her expertise and gives practical tips for successfully becoming codependent. Dark humor fuels this fearsome narrative and the author avoids using the overdone self-help formula altogether. Easier than steps, her 12-Slip program allows you to navigate the dysfunctional maze, maneuvering through the volatile actions, obsessive thoughts and intense feelings that a codependent relationship arouses. An accountable victim, her writing is vulnerable with an awareness that is empowering. The result is not at all preachy, condescending, alarmist or worst of all sappy. You will find yourself laughing out loud regarding scenarios that should make you cry, like the circling ladies in Kmart, the perverted mailman, etc. Written from personal experience and presented in the mood of an honest chat with a trusted girlfriend, this unique perspective on love gone awry is as entertaining as it is enlightening. The author has a very sharp sense of humor and she lets it fly without losing the gravity of her subject. Terrifying examples shine a revealing light on the painful truths of codependency and after drawing you in to that world, the narrative smacks you with the reality meter, turning your preconceived notions of the author’s 12-Slip program upside down."