Patricia Marx is a former writer for Saturday Night Live whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Time magazine, and The New York Times, among other publications. The first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon, she is the author of a previous novel, Him Her Him Again The End of Him, which was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for Humor, as well as several humor books and children's books.
"A poignant portrait of a long-term relationship, with all the disappointments and occasional triumphs that entails. A funny, sad and original take on the mating game." --"Kirkus Reviews" "A book that's moving and sweet. As the summer lopes toward its end, those looking for one last beach read could do a lot worse than to read this unexpectedly lovely book - in fact, one could hardly do better." --"Boston Globe" "Comedic high art. Readers who enjoy the sly observations of Nora Ephron and the smart silliness of Woody Allen and Steve Martin should try "Starting from Happy"." --"Booklist" "Patty Marx is an authentic wit and her book is funny and often brilliant." -Woody Allen "Stylish and sarcastic. Marx moves the story forward with infectious zeal and allows readers to revel in a quirky take on sex (and death) in the city." --"Publishers Weekly" "Patty Marx is a genius of trenchant zaniness." --Lorrie Moore, author of "A Gate at the Stairs" "A funny boy-meets-girl novel in witty, quick bits that read like your best friend's best tweets." --"O" Magazine