Take My Spouse, Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy

Take My Spouse, Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy

by Dani Klein Modisett


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This humorous take on marriage shows you how the true keys to marital bliss and success are—surprisingly—the same as the cardinal rules of comedy.

In love, as in comedy, timing is everything. One bad night doesn’t mean it’s time to quit. Have patience: great marriages, like a successful comedy career, take time. Turns out the cardinal rules of comedy have an uncanny resemblance to the “rules” of building a strong marriage. With humor and grace, Dani Klein Modisett shares a map for navigating your marriage through rough patches, bad jokes, and even nights when you bomb.

Take My Spouse, Please
shows how thirteen tried-and-true rules of comedy, when applied to marriage, keep you and your spouse connected, enjoying each other, and getting through tough times. Along with anecdotes from well-known comedians, comedy writers, marriage counselors, and long-term spouses, Dani delivers the core premise: humor matters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611801477
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DANI KLEIN MODISETT is a comedian and writer who has been working in the comedy world for the past twenty years. She created and produced several live shows, most notably “Afterbirth . . . Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine,” which ran for ten years in Los Angeles and several major U.S. cities. In addition, Dani has written and produced a variety of online video content, including a series for Deepak Chopra, and a short video that is also titled “Take My Spouse, Please,” which was featured in the New York Times. Dani is the editor of the anthology Afterbirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine (St. Martin’s, 2009). Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Parents Magazine, LA Parent Magazine, Mom.me and the Huffington Post. Dani is a graduate of Dartmouth College and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her two sons.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Show Up
Chapter 2: Listen
Chapter 3: Sex: Like Jokes in a Club, Make Sure You Have Some
Chapter 4: Know Your Audience
Chapter 5: Timing Is Everything
Chapter 6: Keep Surprising Them
Chapter 7: Don’t Decide to Quit After One Bad Night
Chapter 8: Find Ways to Relax
Chapter 9: Wardrobe Matters
Chapter 10: Stay Current
Chapter 11: Stick with the Winners 
Chapter 12: Great Marriages, Like Great Comedy Careers, Take Time
Chapter 13: Fight For A Happy Marriage
Chapter 14: Have Faith

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