The David Feldman (SF80s) Radio Show: Merrill Markoe (SF70s) Discusses Her Book “Cool Calm & Contentious

Originally broadcast on the David Feldman Radio Show. Merrill says of her book, “This is the most personal book of essays I have ever written.” In this hilarious collection of personal essays, New York Times bestselling author Merrill Markoe reveals, among other things, the secret formula for comedy: Start out with a difficult mother, develop some classic teenage insecurities, add a few relationships with narcissistic men, toss in an unruly pack of selfish dogs, finish it off with the kind of crystalline perspective that only comes from years of navigating a roiling sea of unpleasant and unappeasable people, and—voilà!—you’re funny!