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    • Walking in Circles Before Lying Down

    • A Novel
    • By: Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 85
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    Twice-divorced Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect!!!!

    • By Joyce on 01-10-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nose Down, Eyes Up

    • A Novel
    • By: Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    At 47, Gil is the world's oldest 22-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Witty with a wet nose

    • By Barbara on 11-17-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Un-Cabaret Stand-Up

    • All Worked Up
    • By: Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney
    • Narrated by: Julia Sweeney, Merrill Markoe, Terry Sweeney
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    These hilarious standup comedy performances from the Un-Cabaret are all about work. Stories of embezzlement, existential dread, and Hollywood horror are just some of the benefits of being on the job with these inspired comic storytellers.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Fiction

    • Laugh Track (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Merrill Markoe, Bill Scheft, Maria Semple, and others
    • Narrated by: Amy Wallen
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Drama Queen in Training
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Merrill Markoe learns about journaling and being a drama queen from her mother, from Anne Frank, and from the Cuban Missile Crisis. MERRILL MARKOE is an Emmy award-winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books, including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • 'Let's Party' and 'Zen and the Art of Multiple Dog Walking'
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Merrill Markoe reads two classic pieces from her book How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me. First, a piece about dealing with parties (written seven years before the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode that used the same idea). Then, another illuminating visit with her friends the dogs.

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    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Shack Up
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Author and unique TV writer Merrill Markoe considers the battlefield of her love-life and finds that hope springs eternal.

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    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Diary of a New Relationship
    • By: Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about trying to live up to her new boyfriend's ex.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Messy Girl
    • By: Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about being a very messy girl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Gay Marriage, Rock Fashion (and Other Things Your Mother Didn't Tell You)
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Merrill Markoe discusses gay marriage, rock fashion, and other things your mother never told you. She is an Emmy-award-winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books, including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Page & Screen (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Paul Feig, Merrill Markoe, Tom Epperson, and others
    • Narrated by: Diana Wagman
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Indignities of Being a Woman

    • By: Merrill Markoe, Megan Koester
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Indignities of Being a Woman candidly traces the history of womanhood and investigates how much things have really changed for womankind. By carefully x-raying areas such as body image, marriage, mental illness, fashion, and politics, this audiobook examines what it was like to be a woman in the past versus what it’s like now, when women are constantly told equality between the sexes exists but reality proves otherwise. 

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Something Extremely Important
    • By: Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about the world as seen by her dog.

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    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • End Times
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Merrill Markoe discusses the end of the Mayan calendar and the daily realities of life on Noah's Ark.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories

    • Un-Cab Moments
    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Merrill Markoe celebrates the Un-Cabaret's Anniversary Show by doing some greatest hits featuring Dad, Mom, and Louis, her couch-humping dog.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Un-Cabaret Stories, Success 2000

    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Merrill reads a classic piece from her book, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, about attending a sales convention. Then she proposes her own anti-sales program.

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    • Un-Cabaret Stories, A Rich Tapestry of Life, October 10, 2008

    • By: Un-Cabaret, Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated by: Merrill Markoe
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This deeply personal story starts with the latest L.A. condiments then travels back to Merrill's days as an art student and her attack by an intruder.

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