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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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, writer and comedian 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 those inevitable tough times. Bottom line: there is (almost) always room to laugh at a trying situation and, more important, with each other.
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: 9780834801523
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 384 KB

About the Author

Dani Klein Modisett is the author/editor of Afterbirth: True Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine and the producer of the stage show of the same name. She is also the creator of Not What I Signed Up For, a show about marriage, and several web series, including "How to Stay Happily Married." She is a writer and blogger for Parents, the Huffington Post, and more. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 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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