Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 177 pages
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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.
 

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Markoe (How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, 1994), a columnist and Emmy Awardwinning former writer for David Letterman, is like a sassy friend who's fun to spend time with—although maybe not too much ... Read full review

MERRILL MARKOES GT LOVE

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With four EmmysR to her credit--not to mention a history of bad relationships--humorist Markoe claims to have the answers for anyone curious about love. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
1
What Is Love A Very Broad Overview
5
What Causes Love?
15
The BeginningEarly Signs of Interest The Good the Bad and the Terrifying
19
How to Become Irresistible to the Opposite Sex
27
Why Cant a Woman Have Sex Like a Man?
35
Man into Putty
39
Secret Seduction
47
Warped Perspective Love and Sex on the Astral Plane
89
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places
97
Learning to Live a Lie
107
Looking Forward to Disappointment
115
Getting To I Do
123
Animal Love
131
The Pet Psychic Cometh
141
Marriage What the Hell Is Going On Exactly?
147

Speed Seduction The Cliff Notes
57
Dating Phase Two?
65
Finding Your Perfect Mate
69
Tips on Dating a Crazy Person
83
What the Movies Taught Me
161
Divine Love
167
A WrapUp
173
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About the author (1998)

Was the head writer and producer of The David Letterman Show for which she won several Emmys for comedy writing. She was a regular contributor to Not Necessarily the News and wrote and performed in several comedy specials for HBO, winning Writer's Guild and Ace Awards. She has been a regular contributor to magazines such as New York Woman and Woman's Day and her essays appeared in several other national magazines as well. She is the author of What the Dog's Have Taught Me and Other Things I've Learned, How to be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love and a children's book, When My Dogs Became Guys. Current work from Merrill Markoe can be found at Oxygen: The Read. She lives in Los Angeles.

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