Patricia Marx

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Patricia Marx is an American humorist and writer. She currently works as a staff writer for The New Yorker, and teaches at Princeton University and 92nd Street Y.[1]

Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, she earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1975. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker,[2] Vogue, and The Atlantic Monthly. Marx is a former writer for Saturday Night Live and Rugrats, and the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon.[3][4][5] She is the author of the 2007 novel, Him Her Him Again The End of Him, as well as several humor books and children's books.[6]

Books[edit]

  • Starting from Happy (illustrated by the author), humorous novel (Simon & Schuster, 2011)
  • Dot in Larryland: The Big Little Book of an Odd-Sized Friendship, (illustrated by Roz Chast), children's book/humor (New York: Bloombury U.S.A. Children's Books, 2009)
  • Him Her Him Again the End of Him, novel (New York: Scribner, 2007)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Being Jewish, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2006)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Being a Woman, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2005)
  • 1,003 Great Things To Smile about, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2004)
  • You Know You're 40 When--, (with Ann Hodgman), humor (New York: Broadway Books, 2004)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Moms, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2002)
  • 1,003 Great Things about America, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2002)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Teachers, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2000)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Friends, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1999)
  • The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows about Dieting (and Won't Tell You!), (with Susan Sistrom), humor (New York: Dell, 1999)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Kids, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1998)
  • 1,003 Great Things about Getting Older, (with Lisa Birnbach and Ann Hodgman, and David Owen), humor (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1997)
  • You Know You're a Workaholic When--, humor (New York: Workman, 1993)
  • Blockbuster, (with Douglas G. McGrath), humor (New York: Bantam Books, 1988)
  • You Can Never Go Wrong by Lying: And Other Solutions to the Moral and Social Dilemmas of Our Time, humor (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985)
  • How to Regain Your Virginity ... and 99 Other Recent Discoveries about Sex, (with Charlotte Stuart), humor (New York: Workman, 1983)

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2007. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000175267.

  1. ^ From the endpaper of Starting from Happy; she teaches Screenwriting.
  2. ^ "Contributors: Patricia Marx". The New Yorker. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Kipnis, Laura (2007-01-24). "Women in Love". Slate. Retrieved 2007-01-26. 
  4. ^ Kinsley, Susan F (1971-12-10). "Lampoon Admits First Two Women". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 
  5. ^ The Starting from Happy endpaper states that she was the first woman to be elected to the Harvard Lampoon.
  6. ^ "MFAW-VT, Visiting Writers Profiles". Goddard College. 2006-09-19. Retrieved 2007-02-01. 
  • Dallas Morning News Mar 22, 1999
  • "Harvard's Gifts to Gag Writing" New York Times - Mar 29, 1987
  • "Speaking the Unspeakable (No Blushing Is Required)" New York Times - Jun 6, 1998

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