We’ve all experienced interference from our aunties—they are at family parties and friendly get-togethers, trying to persuade us to marry their sons and telling us to lose weight while simultaneously feeding us a second dinner—and it has stunted our social growth and embarrassed us in front of our cool cousins for years.
This hilarious guide is full of advice designed to help you manage aunty meddling from someone who has been through it all. Maria confesses to throwing sweatshirts over crop tops, hiding her boyfriend in a closet, and enduring endless pressure to become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer.
From the artist behind the your favorite Instagram @hatecopy comes this indispensable survival guide to dealing with overbearing aunties, whether they are nosy family members, annoying neighbors, or random ladies throwing black magic your way. Maria is here to remind you: Trust no aunty.
FROM THE FOUNDER OF @HATECOPY
COMES THE BOOK BAD BETIS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR
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