by Jeanne Martinet
A romantic comedy of post-millennial manners, apocalyptic career moves, and a woman’s last chance to get life right…
RULE #1: DON’T PANIC—IT ONLY ATTRACTS THE SHARKS
It’s not the end of the world. That’s what 39-year-old Tess Eliot has to remind herself after losing her newspaper column (“Tess Knows Best”) and being dumped by her boyfriend for a younger woman (a feng shui expert? Really?). Then Tess is hired to write an etiquette guide preparing readers for the Ancient Mayan doomsday of December 21, 2012, and she has to ask herself: Could the world really be coming to an end? At first, Tess fakes her way through chapters like “Boundaries in the Bunker” and “Cannibalism: Yes or No?” But after uncovering a secret plot for world destruction, she is forced to embark on a life-changing odyssey of her own—involving all-too-close encounters with touchy-feely survivalists, conspiracy theorists and one handsome guy who seems way too perfect.
Jeanne Martinet’s column “Citiquette” appears in two New York City newspapers: The West Side Spirit and Our Town. She is the author of seven other books, including the widely-acclaimed The Art of Mingling. This is her first novel.
“Jeanne Martinet has written a wise and witty novel, full of surprises and lovable characters. Perfect reading as the end of the world approaches.” — Richard Marek, author of Works of Genius and co-author of A Godsend
“When the world comes to an end, I want Jeanne Martinet at my side, giving me dating protocol and telling me how to carry my weapons. Etiquette for the End of the World is brilliant, page-turning fun.” — Debra Galant, author of Rattled and Cars from a Marriage
“Warmhearted and deliciously sly…Read it, laugh out loud, and be prepared for anything!” — Laura Moore, author of Trouble Me and In Your Eyes
Born in Baltimore, Jeanne Martinet currently lives in New York City. Her column, “Citiquette” appears in two Manhattan Newspapers. You can read her blog at www.Missmingle.com.
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