Title: You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples
Author: Patricia Marx, illustrated by Roz Chast
Publisher: Celadon Books
ISBN: 978-1-250-22512-2
On Sale Date: 1/14/2020
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Everyone knows the tired, clichéd advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. The couple that plays together, stays together. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.

Okay, maybe not that last one. 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.
These nuggets of advice include:

If you must breathe, don’t breathe so loudly.

It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel.

Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets.

And many more. You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time is the perfect gift for your significant other, your friendly anti-Valentine’s Day crusader, or anyone in your life who wants to laugh about the absurdity of love.

  • Patricia Marx
    Patricia Marx 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.

  • Roz Chast
    Roz Chast Illustrator

    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.

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