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: 978-1-250-22513-9
On Sale Date: 1/14/2020
Formats: Hardcover, eBook

The perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.
Everyone’s heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.

Okay, not that last one. It’s one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother’s Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems.

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.

Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine’s Day crusader pal, or anyone who can’t live with or without love?

Tour Dates

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Patty shares her relationship witticisms (containing nuggets of wisdom such as Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade…“), while Roz highlights each one-liner with her classic illustrations. You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing at a Time is the perfect gift for your significant other, friendly anti-Valentine’s Day crusader, or anyone in your life who wants a good laugh about the absurdity of love.

Roz and Patty will present their hysterical new book with a visual presentation and conversation.