It's My F---ing Birthday


Good title, bad novel. Markoe, an original head writer for Late Night With David Letterman, tracks seven miserable birthdays in a single woman’s life. Each dreaded day begins with a mysterious bouquet of flowers from her ex. Each dreaded day ends with a caustic dinner with one or both mean-spirited parents. By her ”fortymmmmppphhh” year, you just want the girl to grow up. The usually funny Markoe can do better; these jokes are clunkers and the writing is flat. On getting lucky: ”That next date we had sex. It was incredibly great. It was like a big, hot, wet, flaming ice-cream sundae. It was sweaty.” It needed another run through the typewriter. C-

It's My F---ing Birthday
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