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Markoe, Merrill

Overview
Works: 26 works in 105 publications in 4 languages and 7,578 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Humorous stories  Domestic fiction  Chick lit  Love stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Director
Classifications: PS3563.A6652, 813.54
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Publications about Merrill Markoe
Publications by Merrill Markoe
Most widely held works about Merrill Markoe
 
Most widely held works by Merrill Markoe
Walking in circles before lying down : a novel by Merrill Markoe( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,406 libraries worldwide
Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," her Life Coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations, her eccentric mother is busy promoting the culmination of her life's work: The Every Holiday Tree, and her father is ending his brief third marriage while scheduling two dates for the same night. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants'" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back' It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs'and man's best friend has a lot to say. The ever-enthusiastic Chuck offers his tried-and-true advice on the merits of knocking over garbage and strewing it everywhere, auxiliary competitive peeing etiquette, and the curative powers of tossing a ball. Doubtful of her own sanity, Dawn considers that, in the ways of life and love, it might be better to trust Chuck's doggie instincts instead of her own. Filled with sharp wit, biting humor, and canine conversation that would make Doctor Dolittle's jaw drop, Merrill Markoe's engaging, cleverly written novel is about the confusing search for love and the divine acts of dog. From the Hardcover edition
Nose down, eyes up : a novel by Merrill Markoe( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
Gil is a bit of a schlub. Nearing 50, he lives rent-free as a handyman in an elderly couple's Los Angeles vacation home. His girlfriend, Sara, works as an animal communicator. Consequently, he can now understand all four of his dogs and is surprised to discover that the alpha dog, Jimmy, has been giving informative lectures to the neighborhood dogs about such topics as begging faces, edible shoes, and peeing inside versus outside. A chance meeting with Gil's ex leads to his accepting a job remodeling her guesthouse, and Jimmy begs to be brought along. Soon Gil finds himself moving uncomfortably closer to his ex and further away from Jimmy, and it's only when things get rough that Gil and Jimmy begin to reconsider the meaning of family
The day my dogs became guys by Merrill Markoe( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
When an eclipse of the sun turns Carey's three dogs into people, they cause enormous problems by continuing to behave like dogs
It's my f---ing birthday! : a novel by Merrill Markoe( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Croatian and held by 751 libraries worldwide
On her thirty-sixth birthday, a Los Angeles high school art teacher reflects on her life and love affairs in a series of addresses written to herself on seven consecutive birthdays
What the dogs have taught me and other amazing things I've learned by Merrill Markoe( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Essays focusing on the author's life with her past and present dogs-- talking, stalking, chewing and napping with them
The psycho ex game by Merrill Markoe( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Relates the story of a couple's growing involvement from the alternating perspective of writer Lisa and rock musician Grant, as their e-mail correspondence follows an ongoing debate over which of them suffered more at the hands of their exes
How to be hap-hap-happy like me by Merrill Markoe( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Markoe follows 33 of the hints from the "365 days to a happier life" desk calendar, including a dinner with Fabio and a session of Dominatrix 101
Late night with David Letterman : the book ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Nose down, eyes up a novel by Merrill Markoe( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Living rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a wealthy retired couple following his nasty divorce, forty-seven-year-old Gil is baffled by his relationships with women, including his current girlfriend Sara, an animal communicator
Merrill Markoe's guide to Love by Merrill Markoe( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Walking in circles before lying down a novel by Merrill Markoe( file )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," and her Life Coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides. Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back? It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs--and man's best friend has a lot to say
How to be hap-hap-happy like me by Merrill Markoe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The original head writer on "Late night with David Letterman" presents a hilarious collection of essays, as she marvels at the weird things people do to find happiness
What the dogs have taught me and other amazing things I've learned by Merrill Markoe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Showering with your dog amazing stories from the book "What the dogs have taught me" by Merrill Markoe( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
P... d'anniversaire ! by Merrill Markoe( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Mein Geburtstag und andere Katastrophen Roman by Merrill Markoe( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
What the dogs have taught me and other amazing things [I've learned] by Merrill Markoe( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Essays focusing on the author's life with her past and present dogs-- talking, stalking, chewing and napping with them. Strong language
Cool, calm & contentious by Merrill Markoe( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"This is so well written. [When a book like this] comes along, it's, like, 'Thank you!' What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, reading these essays. . . . Absolutely great."'Jon Stewart "[Merrill] Markoe is easily as funny as David Sedaris. She's capable of manic riffs and acerbic skewering. Still, her good nature shines through."'The Washington Post In this hilarious collection of candid essays, including two pieces new to this edition, New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markoe reveals much about her personal life'as well as the secret formula for comedy: Start out with a difficult mother, develop some classic teenage insecurities, add a few relationships with narcissistic men, toss in an unruly pack of selfish dogs, finish it off with the kind of crystalline perspective that only comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of unpleasant and unappeasable people, and'voilA'you're funny! Cool, Calm & Contentious is honest, unapologetic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always shot through with Merrill Markoe's biting, bracing wit. "This has been a great year for funny women. . . . Let's call Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling exhibits A and B. Both owe a debt to those who came before, including Merrill Markoe."'The Boston Globe "Markoe's goal is to find the absurdity in everyday life. That, coupled with her sharp wit, makes her writing sublime."'BookPage "Laugh-out-loud humor."'Tampa Bay Times "Not only crazy-funny, but crazy-heartbreaking."'The New York Times
Bob goes to the store ( visu )
in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Late night with David Letterman ( visu )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Host, David Letterman, talks with guests Joe Frazier, former boxing champion; psychic Dorothy Allison; Loudon Wainwright III, singer; and Steve Winer, who introduces the world's cheapest movies
 
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Alternative Names
マーコー, メリル
Languages
English (91)
French (3)
German (2)
Croatian (1)
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