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Cynthia Heimel (1947–2018)

Author of If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?

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About the Author

Cynthia Heimel was born Cynthia Joan Glick in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 13, 1947. She started her career in journalism by working as a paste-up artist in the advertising department of The Soho Weekly News. She moved her way up to writing and editing for the newspaper. She wrote columns for show more The Village Voice and Playboy magazine about men, feminism, female friendships, flirting, birth control, and lingerie. She also wrote for New York magazine, The Daily News, and Vogue. She wrote several collections including Sex Tips for Girls; But Enough About You; If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?; Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Good-Bye!; and If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? She adapted Sex Tips and But Enough About You into a play entitled A Girl's Guide to Chaos, which opened in 1986 off Broadway at the American Place Theater. She worked for one season on the writing staff of the sitcom Dear John. She died on February 25, 2018 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Cyntia Heimel, Heimel Cynthia

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The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contributor — 119 copies
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contributor — 60 copies
Playboy Magazine | October 1994 | Jennifer Lavoie (1994) — Contributor — 4 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ July 1989 (Shelly Jamison) (1989) — Author — 2 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ August 1986 (Lillian Müller) (1986) — Contributor — 2 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ October 1990 (Melissa Evridge) (1990) — Contributor — 2 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ April 1990 (Deborah Driggs) (1990) — Contributor — 2 copies

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I love this so much. A bit dated but makes you wonder how dated we'll be in 27 years!
 
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mayalekach | 2 other reviews | Sep 25, 2021 |
feminism and the 80s and 90s, very funny
 
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ritaer | 2 other reviews | Apr 17, 2021 |
Well, after 14 years, moricsala, I'll review it.
I bought it for my wife. I love the title. Under the humour, there are, in fact, some excellent sex tips.
As a man, I would be happy if any woman I shared a bedroom with used this book for instruction. (For the most part: I have not done an exhaustive analysis.)
 
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Len44 | 1 other review | Mar 6, 2021 |
Collection of Essays by Cynthia Heimel.
Not as funny as 'Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth I'm kissing you Goodbye", but still great bite-ing and unashamedly feminist wit
 
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Faintdreams | 2 other reviews | Nov 26, 2019 |

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