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More About the Author
A Huffington Post blogger and a ukulele addict, Jeanne lives in New York City.
(Author photo: Deborah Geffner)
Top Customer Reviews
That is the issue that writer, Tess Eliot is tasked with when she is asked to write a guide regarding the preparation for the end of the world by a company called W.H.O.O.S.H: The World Organization for Omniscient Solstice Harbingers. Now that is a mouthful right?
When Tess meets these people, she finds out that they actually believe the world will end and are quite serious about this project. She however thinks they sound more like a cult and does not take the whole world ending thing very seriously at all. Since Tess recently lost her "Tess Knows Best" newspaper column, she is in desperate need of a job, so she agrees to write the book. With her personality and quick-wit, this writing assignment is perfect for Tess. And even though the end of the world is a heavy and serious topic to write about, she gives it a light and upbeat tone that readers will find engaging.
While she is working for W.O.O.S.H, she meets Peter Barrett, who is head of Donor Relations for the company. Peter becomes enamored with Tess and they start spending some time together outside of work. Peter is handsome, charming, and seemingly perfect. A little too perfect possibly...
The premise might sound a bit out there, but don't let that fool you. Etiquette for the End of the World is a witty and light hearted weekend read that will take you on a crazy journey filled with memorable and funny characters, and a woman who will question W.O.O.S.H's real motives and begin to wonder if there is some truth behind their belief after all.
The author, Jeanne Martinet adds just the right amount of humor to this story.Read more ›
This silly sounding premise might make you leery to read this book, but you should not worry. Etiquette for the End of the World is charming, entertaining, and humorous. WOOSH may want a book about the end of the world, but they want a funny book about the end of the world, and Tess is just the person to write it. Naturally snarky, she uses her talents to offer up a humorous take on etiquette as the world ends.
She also meets Peter, a George Clooney lookalike who charms her in spite of a nagging sense that he is too good to be true. Peter is a fundraiser for WOOSH, and clearly attracted to Tess. When she meets him at the bar she frequents, Richie, the bartender, approaches Peter with no small amount of suspicion. Maybe he really is too good to be true. Richie, on the other hand, is solid. He counsels Tess on her romantic and professional failings, and when she starts to suspect that there is something afoot at WOOSH, he supports her concerns. Too bad he's gay, because Richie could be the perfect guy.
This is a romantic comedy of sorts. Parts of it are quite funny, and Tess engages in a couple of romances.Read more ›
It's strangely touching, too -- under the apocalyptic mayhem, there's a sincere search for love and fulfillment going on.
I guess at this point in 2012 a sequel is out of the question, but I definitely want to read more Jeanne Martinet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
With a Mayan prophecy predicting the demise of the world, SOMEONE needs to write an end times book of etiquette so there isn’t panic and bad behavior when civilization collapses,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jaylia
This wasn't really a novel, can't explain what this is - no plot or character development...really disappointed! Do not recommend.Published on September 11, 2013 by P
I picked this up based on the unique concept. The writing was fine, at least it didnt have the spelling mistakes that are so common in free/cheap ebooks. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Lindsay Martz
This was a good summer read. I enjoyed the book and it reads easy.
Not what I was expecting, so t hat was a pleasant surprise. Read more
Very good story but took too long to get to the end. Making it shorter, would have achieved. The same result.Published on August 10, 2013 by Theresa A. Behrens
This book was pretty inane, and not in a good way. Though it didn't provoke intense dislike in me as some books do, I can't say it was okay either as I really did not care for... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Bookphile
Jeanne Martinet has the gift for words. I haven't enjoyed an apocalyptic novel like this, since I first found Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker 's Guide to the Galaxy. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by michele boor
This is a cute book. If you're a fan of Robert Kroese, you may enjoy this as a female's writer's vision of the Mercury Falls-like story. Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by A. Salaman
I kept waiting for this mindless piece of fiction to redeem itself and persevered to the bitter end. Alas, no redemption was to be had.Published on June 12, 2013 by GracieMae
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