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Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?
Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions | Patricia Marx
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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. Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it? Every child will want to buy this for mom on Mother's Day!
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WanderingBookaneer
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Kimberlone 🤣 5mo
Spillmrj Lol 5mo
teachingmums.com 🤣🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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megnews
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Pickpick

When I was growing up and my mom issued another arbitrary rule, we would catalog them: rule no. 645.3a or rule 882.6b. So this book is very relatable.

It only takes about 15 minutes to read but quite entertaining.

Book 192/265 6/7/19

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nomadreader
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I appreciate a more subversive approach to Mother's Day, but I am on board for sleeping in, coffee delivery, and treats.

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Rhondareads
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Patricia Marx collected her mothers one line comments still ringing in her head sketches by Roz Chast perfect to cheer up a gloomy Monday .😍

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Djspens
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Another entertaining author reading hosted by @prairielightsbooks at the @englerttheatre Patricia Marx writes for the New Yorker and has written for SNL and The Rugrats! Her comedic partner, Roz Chast is a talented illustrator. Thanks @maceyjann for going with me! #whydontyouwritemyeulogynowsoicancorrectit #authorreadingsarethebest

monalyisha Omg that is SUCH a great title! 😂 8mo
Djspens @monalyisha it‘s a fun little book of “mommisms”. I rolled my eyes at my daughter several times 😂 8mo
SW-T Love that title! 8mo
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Liberty
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Happy Saturday! It has been a lonnnnnng week, but I‘m done my work and my chores for the morning, so now I‘m throwing myself a weekend mini-readathon! I‘m starting off in my office, now that it‘s finally all straightened up. (It should last a week, maybe two. 😝) I‘ve got my books picked out and my velvet gophers by my side. What are you reading this weekend? 📚❤️📚

Emilymdxn What a beautiful room! I‘m reading 9mo
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MelissaSue81 What a happy little room! Cats and books and color! 9mo
rachelsbrittain This is so incredibly lovely! I'm reading 9mo
megansaurusrex I love the way you did the top of that desk! I am reading 9mo
Liberty @megansaurusrex Thank you! I‘m trying to decide if I want to do the front too. The top took eight hours. That‘s prime reading time. 😂 9mo
megansaurusrex @Liberty Ooh! That would look so cool, might be hard because of the knobs though. Just do it in spurts. 🤣 9mo
ElvinaGB What in the name of God by Simon Rich. Then I'll watch Daniel Radcliffe in the Netflix adaptation Miracle Workers. 9mo
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