aThis is so well written. [When a book like this] comes along, itas, like, aThank you!a What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, reading these essays. . . . Absolutely great.aaJon Stewart a[Merrill] Markoe is easily as funny as David Sedaris. Sheas capable of manic riffs and acerbic skewering. Still, her good nature shines through.aaThe 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 lifeaas 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, andavoilAnayouare funny! Cool, Calm a Contentious is honest, unapologetic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always shot through with Merrill Markoeas biting, bracing wit. aThis has been a great year for funny women. . . . Letas call Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling exhibits A and B. Both owe a debt to those who came before, including Merrill Markoe.aaThe Boston Globe aMarkoeas goal is to find the absurdity in everyday life. That, coupled with her sharp wit, makes her writing sublime.aaBookPage aLaugh-out-loud humor.aaTampa Bay Times aNot only crazy-funny, but crazy-heartbreaking.aaThe New York TimesaThis is so well written. [When a book like this] comes along, itas, like, aThank you!a What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, reading these essays.
|Title||:||Cool, Calm & Contentious: Essays|
|Publisher||:||Villard - 2011-11-01|