Timing is everything. One bad set doesn’t mean it’s time to quit. Have patience: great marriages, like great comedy careers, take time. The cardinal rules of comedy have an uncanny resemblance to the rules of building a strong marriage. In Take My Spouse, Please, writer and comedian Dani Klein Modisett artfully lays out 15 axioms of marriage and, not coincidentally, axioms of life. With her trademark humor and sharp yet reverent tone, Dani offers a map for navigating your marriage through rough patches, bad jokes, and a bum audience.
Take My Spouse, Please shows how these 15 rules of comedy, when applied to marriage, keep you and your spouse connected, enjoying each other and getting through those inevitable tough times. Seeing your primary relationship through the lens of a comic who’s not afraid to confess her mishaps will shake it awake in a way that no other book on marriage will. It will help you see that there is (almost) always room to laugh at a trying situation and, more importantly, with each other.
In addition to the author’s lively anecdotes, Dani has interviewed dozens of comedians, comic writers, and marriage counselors to deliver more marriage “material.” The wisdom gleaned from these devotees of both comedy and marriage supports the core premise: humor matters. The celebration of humor that follows—from gut-busting anecdotes to earnest advice—is the heart and soul of the book.
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“In her quest to get more humor into her family life, Modisett has written a book with great passion and huge heart. A delight for anyone who is, was, or might ever be married.”—Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure
“Filled with humor, aspirational stories, and practical tips, Take My Spouse, Please helped me reflect on my most cherished relationship: my marriage. It made me feel hopeful about what it takes to stay connected, to grow, and most important, to keep laughing together—always.”—Mallika Chopra, author of Living with Intent