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Etiquette for the End of the World (edition 2012)
Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 061568341X, Paperback)RULE #1: DON’T PANIC—IT ONLY ATTRACTS THE SHARKS
It’s not the end of the world. That’s what 39-year-old Tess Eliot has to remind herself after losing her newspaper column (“Tess Knows Best”) and being dumped by her boyfriend for a younger woman (a feng shui expert? Really?). Then Tess is hired to write an etiquette guide preparing readers for the Ancient Mayan doomsday of December 21, 2012, and she has to ask herself: Could the world really be coming to an end? At first, Tess fakes her way through chapters like “Boundaries in the Bunker” and “Cannibalism: Yes or No?” But after uncovering a secret plot for world destruction, she is forced to embark on a life-changing odyssey of her own—involving all-too-close encounters with touchy-feely survivalists, conspiracy theorists and one handsome guy who seems way too perfect.
“Jeanne Martinet has written a wise and witty novel, full of surprises and lovable characters. Perfect reading as the end of the world approaches.”
--Richard Marek, author of Works of Genius and co-author of A Godsend
"Warmhearted and deliciously sly...Read it, laugh out loud, and be prepared for anything!"
--Laura Moore, author of Trouble Me and In Your Eyes
“When the world comes to an end, I want Jeanne Martinet at my side, giving me dating protocol and telling me how to carry my weapons. Etiquette for the End of the World is brilliant, page-turning fun.”
--Debra Galant, author of Rattled and Cars from a Marriage
“Etiquette for the End of the World is a funny, charming and knowing look at post-2012 romance.”
--Dalma Heyn, author of Marriage Shock: The Transformation of Women into Wives
"Smart and funny"
--Randy Cohen, author of Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:48 -0400)
From the author of The Art of Mingling comes a witty romantic comedy about endings...and new beginnings RULE #1: DON'T PANIC-IT ONLY ATTRACTS SHARKS It's not the end of the world. That's what depressed, 39-year-old Tess Eliot has to remind herself after losing her newspaper column and being dumped by her boyfriend for a younger woman (a feng shui expert? Really?) But when Tess gets hired by a wacky cult to write an etiquette guide to prepare for what the cult believes is imminent global catastrophe, she begins to ask herself: "Wait-could the world actually be coming to an end?" At first, Tess fakes her way through chapters like "Boundaries in the Bunker" and "Cannibalism: Yes or No?" Then she uncovers what appears to be a bona fide plot for world destruction, and she embarks on a life-changing odyssey-involving all-too-close encounters with touchy-feely survivalists and conspiracy theorists, and one handsome guy who seems way too perfect. Filled with wit and insight (including the "Twelve Rules to Live and Die By"), Etiquette for the End of the World is laugh-out-loud fun, with surprising life lessons along the way.
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