Patricia Marx

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About the Author

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. 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.

Books by Patricia Marx

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BY Patricia Marx
In You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples, the authors of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It share their fresh, new romance tips that will make you laugh, make you feel seen, and remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s.
A book cover featuring an illustration of a woman sitting comfortably on a green couch with the title "why don't you write my eulogy now so i can correct it?" by patricia marx & roz chast, including a humorous quote bubble that says "in her perfect world, everyone would have been brought up in a warm and loving house.
BY Patricia Marx
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.

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