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by Andy Prieboy,Merrill Markoe

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  • ISBN 0812969057
  • ISBN13 978-0812969054
  • Language English
  • Author Andy Prieboy,Merrill Markoe
  • Publisher Villard; Reprint edition (July 12, 2005)
  • Pages 417
  • Formats lit doc mbr mobi
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Humor
  • Size ePub 1394 kb
  • Size Fb2 1523 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 962

Lisa Roberty is a successful screenwriter with an impoverished social life who’s enduring a demoralizing job at the mind-numbing sitcom You Go, Girl. Grant Repka is an obscure indie rock musician who, in his forties, finds his career surprisingly resurrected with the success of his comic operetta about the doomed romance of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. When Grant and Lisa meet after one of his shows, sparks don’t immediately fly—but e-mail addresses are exchanged. A my-book-for-your-CD trade and a couple of e-mails later, Lisa tells Grant that she enjoys his song “My Psycho Ex,” but warns him that where psycho-exes are concerned, she’s pretty sure she “could drink him under the table.”Little does she know that this will become the opening salvo in an epic e-mail battle dubbed the Psycho Ex Game, a storytelling competition in which horrific tales of dysfunctional love and living with lunatics are volleyed with glee. The rules are simple; the point system, unique: the experiences that would normally leave someone running for the therapist’s office (humiliation, degradation, and complicity in psychotic behavior) just might win match point in the Psycho Ex Game. Now it’s Grant vs. Lisa as the wretched tales of his ex, the Junkie Queen of Darkness, vie with the woe inflicted by her ex, a tantrum-throwing actor/director widely known as Mr. Summer Box Office Record-Holder.As the correspondence evolves, it surprises Lisa by offering her the kind of intimacy she has never shared with a man in the same room. Before long, what started as a friendly competition becomes a road map to an unlikely couple’s growing involvement, leaving both Grant and Lisa secretly wondering, “If we were to get involved, which one of us is potentially the next Psycho Ex?”Written in alternating he said/she said chapters, The Psycho Ex Game is shot through with the acerbic humor of Merrill Markoe and the mordant observations that have made Andy Prieboy a literate voice in rock. The Psycho Ex Game is a hilarious dissection of injuries sustained on the front lines of romance—and the careful nursing that gets us battleready once again.From the Hardcover edition.

The Psycho Ex Game: A No. .has been added to your Cart. I was also a regular at The Uncab where Merrill Markoe had performed. It was great to hear all of the old stories again that Andy would recall during his gigs

The Psycho Ex Game: A No. It was great to hear all of the old stories again that Andy would recall during his gigs. After moving away from LA, it's been years since I've had the honor of seeing his brilliant shows. Being out of the loop, it was also a bit of an update about the status of the musical.

Merrill Markoe, Andy Prieboy. Emmy Award–winning writer MERRILL MARKOE has authored three books of humorous essays and the novel It’s My F--ing Birthday

Merrill Markoe, Andy Prieboy. Lisa Roberty is a successful screenwriter with an impoverished social life who’s enduring a demoralizing job at the mind-numbing sitcom You Go, Girl. Emmy Award–winning writer MERRILL MARKOE has authored three books of humorous essays and the novel It’s My F--ing Birthday. She has worked as a radio host and a TV correspondent and written for television, movies, and a delightful assortment of publications. She lives in Los Angeles, if you can call that living.

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Find sources: "Andy Prieboy" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (August 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Andy Prieboy (born April 17, 1955) is an American musician, songwriter, and author. He was lead singer of the band Wall of Voodoo from 1983 to 1988. He went on to record solo albums, musicals and write a novel.

As a long-time Andy Prieboy fan, I had fun translating the book from it's fictional names to the real ones! . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. With its biting wit and unflinchingly honesty, the Psycho Ex Game is harder to walk away from than a co-dependent relationship.

As a long-time Andy Prieboy fan, I had fun translating the book from it's fictional names to the real ones! I was one of those dedicated fans at "The Empire Club" while the whole musical was being developed/fine tuned. I couldn't put it down. This book is a must-read for anyone who's been stuck in a bad relationship and wondered how they got there.

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Merrill Markoe and Andy Prieboy. Emmy Award-winning writer Merrill Markoe has authored three books of humorous essays and the novels Walking in Circles Before Lying Down and It’s My F -ing Birthday and co-authored (with Andy Prieboy) the novel The Psycho Ex Game. More from Merrill Markoe. More from Andy Prieboy.

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Prieboy's prose is darker and more poetic ("Like my mouth was a tiny, festive pink-and-white theater where my monologues died and clown act bombed"), and their styles complement each other nicely

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Lisa Roberty is a successful screenwriter with an impoverished social life whos enduring a demoralizing job at the mind-numbing sitcom You Go, Girl.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Grant Repka is an obscure indie rock musician who, in his forties, finds his career surprisingly resurrected with the success of his comic operetta about the doomed romance of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. When Grant and Lisa meet after one of his shows, sparks dont immediately flybut e-mail addresses are exchanged

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At the end of the book I felt disappointed. It seemed to me that everyone, the "psycho exes" and the narrators were all "psycho" in their own ways. Trapped in their neuroses and unable to learn from their mistakes. This is co-dependency illustrated. The narratosr both need to be in a psycho-anon group of their own and letter writing won't cut it. Halfway through I thought they were gaining some insight into their enablement behavior, but by the end I didn't see any progress.
VAZGINO
As a long-time Andy Prieboy fan, I had fun translating the book from it's fictional names to the real ones! I was one of those dedicated fans at "The Empire Club" while the whole musical was being developed/fine tuned. I was also a regular at The Uncab where Merrill Markoe had performed. It was great to hear all of the old stories again that Andy would recall during his gigs. After moving away from LA, it's been years since I've had the honor of seeing his brilliant shows. Being out of the loop, it was also a bit of an update about the status of the musical. I am excited to hear that more books are to come and that the musical may finally get off its feet. Thank God he didn't "sell out" to do the musical "their way". *That* would have been too WTWL!

Good luck Andy - I hope you become a hit AND rich to spite them all!
Jusari
The idea of the story is this: Lisa and Grant meet, then start swapping emails about their Psycho Exes. Unfortuantely, it reads like a cut and paste from their Outlook outboxes. Where is the climax? What is the point? I couldn't even seem to find sympathy for the main "characters" (autobiographers) who would allow themselves to stay in such horrendous relationships for years on end, and then choose to air thier thinnly veiled dirty laundry in first-draft book form. I found myself skimming the "points awarded" sections because they were an unneccesary brief summation of the 2 previous pages. I smell filler.

All in all, it is a fresh idea. Great potential. But I left the book feeling like I just read a book on how to be a voluntary victim, then find someone who feels sorry for you because they did the same thing.
Browelali
I loved this book. It made me cringe between laughing. I always wonder about all these online relationships and what they are about and Psycho-Ex Game gave me a whole different view into them. Plus I can never get enough stories about junkies. They always astound me and what astounds me more is how they fool soooo many around them. Grant's ex is one of those characters that you just drop your mouth in disbelief. I also loved Lisa's obsession with recipe cards. Read this book, it's a walk on the wild side.
Conjuril
The writer is great! I just haven't gotten to this one yet. And the book is in perfect condition. I can't wait to read it!
Kulalas
Darkly witty and engaging, the characters draw you in and in my case, wouldn't let go. So captivating that I couldn't put it down and found myself wishing for a sequel.
Banal
Book came in very good condition and not much wear and tear on the spine of the book.
The Psycho Ex Game is a well-done, witty read, one of the "chick lit" genre that actually succeeds. I find so many of those novels to be pretty inane because the heroine gets on my nerves from page one. Lisa Roberty, the forty-something protagonist of the novel, is unique. She's jaded from an abusive relationship with a Hollywood star, but somehow strikes up an email friendship with Grant Repka, also forty-something, where the two of them compete to see who had the most 'psycho' ex-lover. The novel is told from both of their perspectives and consists of many of their email correspondence. Grant has a girlfriend, and a stunning one at that, so Lisa's little crush on him seems doomed from the start and she knows it. This novel works so well because of the likeability and believability of both Lisa and Grant. They test the waters of internet friendship while at the same time flexing their creative writing muscles. Grant's girlfriend (who is annoyingly perfect) spends much of the novel deriding Lisa's emails and Lisa herself. The ending of the novel is, refreshingly, not obvious on page 10--and it ends nicely. Enjoy.