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Patricia Marx and Roz Chast, "Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?"

The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.

Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.

These snappy maternal cautions include:

If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out.

If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end.

When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view.

Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

 

Every child will want to buy this for mom on Mother's Day!

 

Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books, including Let's Be Less Stupid, Him Her Him Again The End of Himand Starting from Happy. 

Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

 

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

She is the author of Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York and Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

 

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions Cover Image
By Roz Chast (Illustrator), Patricia Marx
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250301963
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Published: Celadon Books - April 2nd, 2019