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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Love

by Merrill Markoe

“Witty, trenchant . . . a hilarious, refreshing lampoon of the endless self-help resources on romance. This is a book any self-respecting woman will want to read out loud to her friends.” –Chicago Tribune

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 192
  • Publication Date February 14, 1998
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3706-7
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $12.00

About The Book

When Merril Markoe looked back on her decidedly checkered romantic past, she decided, in the name of women everywhere, to set out on a quest for the holy grail of true love. The result is Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Love, which goes boldly where no book has ever dared – from a hands-on oral-sex class to a consultation with LaToya Jackson’s psychic. Markoe discloses the “Secrets of Seduction” – who knew that oven mitts can make intercourse more fun? – and visits a “love channeler” who delivers advice from his alter-ego Shontee, who lives 250,000 years in the future. Having scaled a mountain of Hallmark poetry and “breast enhancers,” Markoe has proven herself a guerrilla in the struggle for love. Coming in comic aid to women in distress everywhere, Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Love is a brazen and brilliantly funny take on love and sex in the self-help world of the nineties.

Praise

“Witty, trenchant . . . a hilarious, refreshing lampoon of the endless self-help resources on romance. This is a book any self-respecting woman will want to read out loud to her friends.” –Chicago Tribune

“Painfully funny . . . Markoe’s love guide is a refreshingly tart antidote to The Rules and all those other relationship self-help books aimed at women. It deserves to be a best-seller.” –The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Markoe went to all the places we have wondered about but wished somebody else would go to and then come back and tell us what happened. The result is this hilarious collection of essays. Markoe’s observations . . . will ring true for women everywhere.” –Redbook

“This is not only an extremely informative book but one of the funniest I have read in a long time.” –The Boston Globe

“The perils of love run hilariously amok in Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Love. . . . Disguising itself as part self-help text and part comic commentary . . . Guide dissects the beast that is the Relationship with amusing candor.” –Vibe