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The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with Other People)

A Self-Help Novel

Cathryn Michon

St. Martin's Press

Who better to advise you on sex and relationships than a woman who has consistently failed at both? In this laugh out loud funny "self-help novel", self proclaimed genius and author Cathryn Michon provides a how not to guide for anyone tackling the daunting task of finding romance in today's world (or at the local fire station.)

Chock full of instructive relationship tips-such as the Pros and "Cons" of dating a man in prison-The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (With Other People) is hilarious and right on the money both as an instructional guide and an endearingly romantic story about a woman and her four best friends who form The Grrl Genius Club. Armed with the information from Cathryn's Wild Sexual Animal Kingdom research and her "Love is Important but Chocolate is Essential" Chocolate Fun Facts, her posse of Grrl Geniuses struggle with singlehood, married life, sexual preferences, widowhood, and friendship. Cathryn's journey veers from a "nails-on-chalkboard-scratchingly-awful" divorce and the botched kidnapping of her own dog, to pretending to be a lesbian, seeing her old lingerie sold on her old front lawn by her ex-husband's girlfriend, losing her job, and a tragic industrial accident-level bikini wax. And through everything, Cathryn searches for the answer to the most important relationship question of all: why are all the best men gay?

If you've ever been tempted to have sex with another person, this is an essential read. If you've ever felt inadequate to a task or a failure at love or in any way anything less than a genius and you've sunk so low that even a new pair of cute shoes won't help, Cathryn Michon can show you the way to relationship happiness-all you have to do is learn from her very funny mistakes. However badly you think you've done anything, Cathryn has done it even worse, and reveals lessons learned in the wryly witty and devastatingly honest style that has made her the favorite of aspiring geniuses everywhere!

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GRRL GENIUS GUIDE TO SEX (WITH OTHER PEOPLE)
Chapter 1A Grrl Genius Declares Herself to Be a Genius of Sex and Relationships, Regardless of Her (Dismal) Track RecordIt's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.--Marlene Dietrich 
 
LEAVING MY husband was easy. Leaving my dog broke my heart.Most people know that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. (I suppose the other 50 percent end in death, and there was a time I would have considered this to be the better option, but it's not as easy as you might think.) I have a lot of friends who have gotten divorced, and normally,
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Praise for The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with Other People)

"Rolicking romantic comedy-cum-self-help guide...(a) self-deprecating "self-help novel" that, despite it's title, actually chronicles a quest for true love, not sex. Cathryn's goofy, over-the-top spirit is infectious."
- Publishers Weekly

"Not since Bridget Jones's Diary has anyone so perfectly captured the current state of modern romance."
- W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

"I started smiling when I read the introduction and didn't stop until I read the last page...I loved this book!"
- Carl Reiner, author of The 2000 Year Old Man In the Year 2000

"This is a molten chocolate cake of a novel--warm, delicious, and just a little bit decadent...However unlike a slice of cake it's so funny it hurts."
- Claire Scovell LaZebnik, author of Same As It Never Was

"Cathryn Michon is Jane Austen with a cannister of Mace."
- Charlie Hauck, writer-producer of "Frasier" and author of Artistic Differences

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Cathryn Michon

  • Cathryn Michon is an award winning actress, writer and stand up comic, in addition to being a self-proclaimed genius. Her stand up show The Grrl Genius Club has played at the Hollywood Improv, Caroline's, and Madison Square Garden to sold-out audiences. She was the star of AMC's cult favorite series Grrl Genius at the Movies. Her television writing credits include Designing Women, China Beach, Sisters, South Park, and Diagnosis Murder. She is the author of Jane Austen's Little Advice Book, and the critically acclaimed The Grrl Genius Guide to Life. She insists that's a picture of her butt on the cover of this book (try to prove it's not).
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The Grrl Genius Guide to Sex (with Other People)

A Self-Help Novel

Cathryn Michon

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St. Martin's Press

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