By Merrill Markoe
“This is so good written. [When a booklet like this] comes alongside, it’s, like, ‘Thank you!’ What an effective way to spend a day, a night, examining those essays. . . . completely great.”—Jon Stewart
“[Merrill] Markoe is definitely as humorous as David Sedaris. She’s able to manic riffs and acerbic skewering. nonetheless, her strong nature shines through.”—The Washington Post
during this hilarious number of candid essays, together with items new to this variation, New York Times bestselling writer Merrill Markoe unearths a lot approximately her own life—as good because the mystery formulation for comedy: commence with a tricky mom, enhance a few vintage teenage insecurities, upload a couple of relationships with narcissistic males, toss in an unruly pack of egocentric canines, end it off with the type of crystalline viewpoint that basically comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of disagreeable and unappeasable humans, and—voilà—you’re humorous! Cool, Calm & Contentious is sincere, unapologetic, occasionally heartbreaking, yet constantly shot via with Merrill Markoe’s biting, bracing wit.
“This has been an exceptional 12 months for humorous ladies. . . . Let’s name Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling shows A and B. either owe a debt to people who got here prior to, together with Merrill Markoe.”—The Boston Globe
“Markoe’s aim is to discover the absurdity in lifestyle. That, coupled along with her sharp wit, makes her writing sublime.”—BookPage
“Laugh-out-loud humor.”—Tampa Bay Times
“Not simply crazy-funny, yet crazy-heartbreaking.”—The manhattan Times