In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, all you need is loveaand a healthy dose of complaining, codependence, and pinot noir. After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found aWeare just not that into us.a Instead of giving up, theyave held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, by using parenting as a competitive sport, and by dropping out of couples therapy. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects. Annabelle and Jeffas unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples (not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state). Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being ain lovea can only get you so far. On Cohabitation He says: aWithin days of Annabelleas arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal.a She says: aThe guy had some sort of nudity radar. When I would take my clothes off for even a second, Jeff would be in front of me cheering as if head scored box seats at Fenway Park.a On Sex He says: aI want to have sex every day, but Annabelle only wants to do it once a week. So we compromise: we have sex once a week.a She says: aJeff says talking about money before you have sex is a turnoff, but itas only a turnoff if youare talking about not having money. Talking about money before you have sex when you have money is actually a turn-on.a On Pregnancy He says: aFor Godas sake, all I wanted to do was have sex without a condom for a little while; now we were moments from bringing a new life into the world!a She says: aMy ass was expanding so fast it was like a Starbucks franchise. On every corner of my ass there was a new branch of ass opening up.a From the Hardcover edition.convinced that somehow 1 am conspiring to keep him out just because I also use the bathroom to shower and put on my ... Later at night I have to turn on the TV set for her, remind her how to use the DirecTV remote, and also work the TiVo, anbsp;...
|Title||:||You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up|
|Author||:||Annabelle Gurwitch, Jeff Kahn|
|Publisher||:||Crown - 2010-02-23|