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The bestselling author of The Between Boyfriends Book and an award-winning writer for Sex and the City and Modern Family takes a hilarious, heartbreaking look at marriage

Cindy Chupack has spent much of her adult life writing about dating and relationships for several hit TV series and as a sex columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. At the age of thirty-nine, she finally found The One—and a wealth of new material.

Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony. Soulful yet self-deprecating, The Longest Date recounts her first marriage (he was gay) and the meeting of Husband No. 2, Ian.

After the courtship and ceremony, both Cindy and Ian realized that happily ever after takes some practice, and near constant negotiation over everyday matters like cooking, sex, holidays, monogamy, and houseguests. The Longest Date takes a serious turn when it comes to infertility.

The Longest Date is the perfect companion for anyone navigating a serious relationship, be it newlyweds or couples moving in that direction.

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"Chupack (The Between Boyfriends Book) chronicles the ups and downs of marriage in this amusing collection of short, real-life stories. The comedy writer leaves no stone unturned, from how she met her eventual husband to his marriage proposal (on horseback), to their furniture arrangements and fertility issues. Some of the pieces are enlightening and funny — including vignettes of the two creating holiday traditions together and learning to cook — while others are vaguely crude, like the one about visiting a sex show in Thailand. All of them showcase what happens after 'happily ever after,' revealing that marriage requires a lot of work. The collection is a nice read for a general audience — and especially for those who enjoyed Chupack's work on TV shows such as Sex in the City, Everyone Loves Raymond, and Coach, and magazines such as Glamour and O, the Oprah Magazine. The pieces that touch on fertility issues deserve their own category: Chupack and her husband, who contributes one of his own essays to the collection, detail this often painful subject with both sorrow and hope — hope that is later rewarded as they become parents. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom when she least expected itandmdash;at the age of forty-four.

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as andldquo;Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.andrdquo;

Her career as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanishandmdash;and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratchandrsquo;s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

About the Author

Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is Rachel Dratchandrsquo;s first book. She plans on writing a twenty-volume set about her life, though, and selling it door-to-door like encyclopedias. She lives in New York City.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, February 14, 2014 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Until she was thirty-eight, Cindy Chupack had plenty of material to write about what it was like to be single. Her New York Times bestseller, The Between Boyfriends Book, scripts for five seasons of Sex and the City, and other writings were all produced drawing on her experiences. But once she got married, Chupack turned her observations on what it’s like to be a spouse, and to her surprise found that all her training as a girlfriend didn’t prepare her for being a wife.

With her characteristic charm and humor, Chupack has written about how she made that transition in The Longest Date: Life as a Wife. Through her candid portrayal, readers get to see both small and large issues that face the happy couple, including merging their possessions, reconciling differences in neatness, getting a (rather large) dog, and the strains of trying to get pregnant.

Chupack says one of her favorite aspects of marriage is that your partner in life can be your “partner in crime,” a sort of “full-time, live-in enabler” when you both want the same things. When you don’t? Then sometimes you have to be “willing to admit you’re the villain” in the story. Chupack isn’t afraid to lay out the details when talking about the rewards and the challenges she and her husband faced as they lived their first years together. The Longest Date is sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s made the transition from girlfriend to wife, or anyone who is contemplating getting married soon.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, February 14, 2014 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
Until she was thirty-eight, Cindy Chupack had plenty of material to write about what it was like to be single. Her New York Times bestseller, The Between Boyfriends Book, scripts for five seasons of Sex and the City, and other writings were all produced drawing on her experiences. But once she got married, Chupack turned her observations on what it’s like to be a spouse, and to her surprise found that all her training as a girlfriend didn’t prepare her for being a wife.

With her characteristic charm and humor, Chupack has written about how she made that transition in The Longest Date: Life as a Wife. Through her candid portrayal, readers get to see both small and large issues that face the happy couple, including merging their possessions, reconciling differences in neatness, getting a (rather large) dog, and the strains of trying to get pregnant.

Chupack says one of her favorite aspects of marriage is that your partner in life can be your “partner in crime,” a sort of “full-time, live-in enabler” when you both want the same things. When you don’t? Then sometimes you have to be “willing to admit you’re the villain” in the story. Chupack isn’t afraid to lay out the details when talking about the rewards and the challenges she and her husband faced as they lived their first years together. The Longest Date is sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s made the transition from girlfriend to wife, or anyone who is contemplating getting married soon.

The publisher gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670025534
Author:
Chupack, Cindy
Publisher:
Viking Books
Author:
Dratch, Rachel
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Humor-Relationships
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos t/o
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Relationships
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Chupack (The Between Boyfriends Book) chronicles the ups and downs of marriage in this amusing collection of short, real-life stories. The comedy writer leaves no stone unturned, from how she met her eventual husband to his marriage proposal (on horseback), to their furniture arrangements and fertility issues. Some of the pieces are enlightening and funny — including vignettes of the two creating holiday traditions together and learning to cook — while others are vaguely crude, like the one about visiting a sex show in Thailand. All of them showcase what happens after 'happily ever after,' revealing that marriage requires a lot of work. The collection is a nice read for a general audience — and especially for those who enjoyed Chupack's work on TV shows such as Sex in the City, Everyone Loves Raymond, and Coach, and magazines such as Glamour and O, the Oprah Magazine. The pieces that touch on fertility issues deserve their own category: Chupack and her husband, who contributes one of his own essays to the collection, detail this often painful subject with both sorrow and hope — hope that is later rewarded as they become parents. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The former SNL star recounts the adventures and unexpected joy of dating and becoming a mom when she least expected itandmdash;at the age of forty-four.

Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as andldquo;Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians.andrdquo;

Her career as a female comedian at a low point, she suddenly had time for yoga, dog-sitting, learning Spanishandmdash;and dating. Dratch reveals the joys and terrors of putting herself out there in a quest to find love and then becoming a mother in an undreamed-of way. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the news to her bewildered parents, the awe of her single friends, and romance and coparenting with her baby-daddy, John.

Filled with great behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratchandrsquo;s time on SNL, Girl Walks into a Bar . . . is a funny book with a refreshing version of the happily-ever-after story, full of sensitivity, candor, and plenty of comic relief, as only Rachel Dratch can tell it.

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