When Merril Markoe looked back on her decidedly checkered romantic past, she decided, in the name of women everywhere, to set out on a quest for the holy grail of true love. The result is Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, which goes boldly where no book has ever dared -- from a hands-on oral-sex class to a consultation with LaToya Jackson's psychic. Markoe discloses the Secrets of Seduction -- who knew that oven mitts can make intercourse more fun? -- and visits a love channeler who delivers advice from his alter-ego Shontee, who lives 250,000 years in the future. Having scaled a mountain of Hallmark poetry and breast enhancers, Markoe has proven herself a guerrilla in the struggle for love. Coming in comic aid to women in distress everywhere, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love is a brazen and brilliantly funny take on love and sex in the self-help world of the nineties.
Merrill Markoe is best known as the Emmy-winning co-creator of Late Night with David Letterman. A comedy writer, she's worked on TV shows such as Sex and the City and published collections of her essays. She lives in Malibu.