Synopses & Reviews
Etiquette for an Apocalypse
: A post-apocalyptic comedy.
It's the 2020 Apocalypse and Sophie Cohen must keep her family alive amid the grueling, sometimes strangely amusing, realities of starvation and violence. In all of this chaos, can she mobilize her community to find a serial killer and take on the sinister emerging power structure? Can she learn to use a pizza box/aluminum foil solar oven and a Glock 9mm? Can she resolve interminable high-drama clashes with her mother, daughter and husband? She might find that life — without her Prius, iPhone and chocolate eclairs — isn't the end-of-the-world.
"The story...goes down dark corridors as the struggle to survive and bring some order into this new world is waged. This really is a great story, one that grabs you and keeps you until the end." Midwest Book Review
"After reading Anne Mendel's highly original dark comedy, I'm convinced she is Janet Evanovich's long-lost slightly evil twin." Marc Acito, award-winning novelist, NPR commentator
"A wild ride of entertainment for a jaded and cynical reading public, and a sunburst of hope for those despairing of the current human predicament." Win McCormack, Editor-in-Chief, Tin House Magazine
About the Author
Anne Mendel grew up in Arkansas and actually attended Miss Ashleigh's Charm School. She learned absolutely nothing about dealing with disasters, (unless breaking a high heel is a disaster).
Before she began writing full time she used her Master's Degree in Community Organizing to advocate for women and girls.
Mendel's two sons are in college. She lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.