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SOLD OUT: Roz Chast & Patricia Marx, You Can Only Yell at Me For One Thing at a Time

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes the bestselling team of New Yorker illustrator Roz Chast and New Yorker contributor Patricia Marx for a presentation of their hilarious illustrated guide to love and relationships, You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. This offsite and ticketed event will take place at DNA's Comedy Lab, 155 River Street, Santa Cruz. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute UC Santa Cruz.

Ticket packages are $23 and include one copy of You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time (publication: January 14th). A companion ticket (event only, no book included) is available for $7 when purchasing a ticket package. PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW OR AT BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ.

The perfect Valentine’s Day and anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone knows the tired, clichéd advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. The couple that plays together, stays together. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade.

Okay, maybe not that last one. In You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples, the authors of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It share their fresh, new romance tips that will make you laugh, make you feel seen, and remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s.

These nuggets of advice include:

If you must breathe, don’t breathe so loudly.

It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel.

Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. 

And many more. You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time is the perfect gift for your significant other, your friendly anti-Valentine’s Day crusader, or anyone in your life who wants to laugh about the absurdity of love.

Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for "Saturday Night Live" and "Rugrats," and is the author of several books, including Let's Be Less Stupid, Him Her Him Again The End of Him, and Starting from Happy. Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Roz Chast was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Connecticut. Her cartoons have appeared in countless magazines, and she is the author of many books, including The Party, After You Left. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

You may choose to purchase one additional companion ticket with your purchase of an event ticket package.

Ticket packages are $23 and include ONE ticket for entry to our January 22nd event with Roz Chast and Patricia Marx at DNA's Comedy Lab, and one copy of their new book You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples. You may purchase one additional Companion Ticket for an additional $7 with the purchase of this ticket package to bring a guest with you to the event. Please use the drop-down menu to indicate if you would like to add a Companion Ticket to your purchase, before adding this ticket to your cart.

Tickets cannot be shipped, must be PREPAID, and must be picked up at Bookshop Santa Cruz or at Will Call (starting at 6:00) at DNA's Comedy Lab.

The publication date of You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time is January 14th, 2019. Ticket packages purchased before that date will include a voucher redeemable for one copy of You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time, either at Bookshop Santa Cruz on and after January 14th, 2019 or at the venue on the night of the event.