Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

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Aurum Press, Jan 9, 2012 - Fiction - 208 pages
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Inspired by the overnight million-copy bestseller 50 Shades of Grey comes Fanny Merkin’s shrewd, laugh-out-loud funny and romantic parody Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. Young, rich, and handsome tycoon Earl Grey has a dirty secret. He brings Anna, a naļve college student, past the tacky waterbed, strobe light, and blacklight posters inside his ‘Room of Doom’, into his twisted world of, well, mostly naughty dialogue and light spanking. Anna is enthralled – after all, he’s rich, and he has a habit of buying every company she’s ever worked for (including Walmart) in an attempt to get close to her. But on the flipside, he’s a moody bastard whose fifty shames constantly threaten to overwhelm her. Can Earl Grey and Anna ever have a normal life together? Or will his dark desires and constant smirking drive her over the edge?

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User Review  - NancyNo5 - LibraryThing

I didn't read 50 Shades of Grey but couldn't resist reading this parody. This was a fast, humorous read poking fun at the craziness of the original book. I did find both characters to be extremely ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chantelle713 - LibraryThing

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin I figured I'd give it a try. Read a lot of reviews about how funny it was.I guess maybe I'm just not into parodies. Found it to be gross and rather annoying. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Fanny Merkin lives in a Beverly Hills mansion purchased using the embarrassingly large advance she received for "Fifty Shames of Earl Grey". She is a former Walmart employee who writes under the pseudonym "Andrew Shaffer.

Andrew Shaffer is the author of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love and, under the pen name Fanny Merkin, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. His writing has appeared in such diverse publications as Mental Floss and Maxim. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in Lexington, Kentucky, a magical land of horses and bourbon.

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