According to Christina Eckert, Some people are natural parasites and others are natural hosts. The challenge facing the hosts is finding the courage to give personal parasites the big heave-ho once and for all. This book shows readers how to give that much-needed boot. From demanding boss to toxic best friend to slacker relatives, says Eckert, it's crucial to meet these miscreants head-on. Based on the author's personal experiences, and written in a light, humorous style, this useful book offers sensible strategies for dealing with these all-too-common characters at home, at work, and in the world at large.