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Cool Calm Contentious

Cool Calm Contentious
Author: Merrill Markoe
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 0345518934
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“This is so well written. [When a book like this] comes along, it’s, like, ‘Thank you!’ What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, reading these essays. . . . Absolutely great.”—Jon Stewart “[Merrill] Markoe is easily as funny as David Sedaris. She’s capable of manic riffs and acerbic skewering. Still, her good nature shines through.”—The Washington Post In this hilarious collection of candid essays, including two pieces new to this edition, New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markoe reveals much about her personal life—as well as the secret formula for comedy: Start out with a difficult mother, develop some classic teenage insecurities, add a few relationships with narcissistic men, toss in an unruly pack of selfish dogs, finish it off with the kind of crystalline perspective that only comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of unpleasant and unappeasable people, and—voilà—you’re funny! Cool, Calm & Contentious is honest, unapologetic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always shot through with Merrill Markoe’s biting, bracing wit. “This has been a great year for funny women. . . . Let’s call Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling exhibits A and B. Both owe a debt to those who came before, including Merrill Markoe.”—The Boston Globe “Markoe’s goal is to find the absurdity in everyday life. That, coupled with her sharp wit, makes her writing sublime.”—BookPage “Laugh-out-loud humor.”—Tampa Bay Times “Not only crazy-funny, but crazy-heartbreaking.”—The New York Times
Cool, Calm & Contentious
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Merrill Markoe
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: Villard
“This is so well written. [When a book like this] comes along, it’s, like, ‘Thank you!’ What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, reading these essays. . . . Absolutely great.”—Jon Stewart “[Merrill] Markoe is easily as funny as David Sedaris. She’s capable of manic riffs and
Cool, Calm and Contentious
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Merrill Markoe
Categories: HUMOR
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Villard Books
The best-selling author of Nose Down, Eyes Up presents an original collection of personal essays that celebrates the ridiculousness of topics ranging from losing one's virginity and managing a crazy mother to navigating narcissistic egos and humoring selfish canine companions.
It's My F---ing Birthday
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Merrill Markoe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Villard
“In the coming year,” she said, hoisting her blindingly clean and gleaming glass into the air, “may half of all your dreams come true.” “Mom,” I said to her, “isn’t that kind of pathetic?” “Well, it’s realistic.” It’s her thirty-sixth birthday, and she really thought things would be different this
If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Julia Sweeney
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-08 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Shares the author's parenting misadventures, from her decision to adopt as a single woman and her transition to a stay-at-home mom after marriage to her efforts to explain the birds and the bees to her precocious eight-year-old.
No Kidding
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Henriette Mantel
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK
In No Kidding, comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors—including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny women—writing about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage,
Significant Objects
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Joshua Glenn, Rob Walker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-06 - Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
100 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY THINGS SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS: A Literary and Economic Experiment Can a great story transform a worthless trinket into a significant object? The Significant Objects project set out to answer that question once and for all, by recruiting a highly impressive crew of creative writers to invent
We Saw Scenery
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Merrill Markoe
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher: Algonquin Books
“Merrill Markoe got all the talent. In addition to being an Emmy-award winning comedy writer, she's also a top-notch artist. We Saw Scenery is revealing, sad, funny, and, above all, relatable. Merrill captures the experience of a young woman finding—and holding onto—her own voice. And we’re all lucky she did.”
Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: The Believer
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-06 - Publisher: Vintage
The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance. Here
Not That Kind of Girl
Language: de
Pages: 304
Authors: Lena Dunham
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-07 - Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Lena Dunham - vom »Time Magazine« zur »coolest person of the year« gewählt Was tun als junge Frau von heute, die lieber Stoffschuhe als Manolos trägt und nicht nach dem einen Prinzen sucht? In ›Not That Kind of Girl‹ erzählt Lena Dunham, Erfinderin der Fernsehserie ›GIRLS‹, hemmungslos persönlich, angstfrei und
The Writers Directory
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lena Dunham
Categories: Authors, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:
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