Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody

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Inspired by the overnight million-copy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey comes Fanny Merkin s shrewd, laugh-out-loud funny and romantic parody. When naive college student Anna interviews the young handsome tycoon Earl Grey for Boardroom Hotties magazine, she finds herself drawn into his twisted world of, well, mostly naughty dialogue and light spanking. Anna is enthralled - after all, he's rich and buys every company she's ever worked for in an attempt to get close to her. Including Walmart. Though, on the flipside, he's a moody bastard whose 50 shames constantly threaten to overwhelm her. Can Earl Grey and Anna ever have a normal life together? Or will his dark desires and constant smirking drive her over the edge? From sparkling vampires to feminist concerns and BDSM, in Fifty Shames of Earl Grey Ms. Merkin passionately undresses popular culture, exposes the humour in our favourite contemporary fiction and plunges the depths of the desire to find our inner - erotic - goddess.

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"Erotica is hard. . . . Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it's Andrew Shaffer."
--Paul Bogaards in the "New York Times"

"Nose picking, vagina scarf tricks, and erect space needles.
What more can you ask of an erotic novel?"
--Valerie Frankel, author of "Four of a Kind"

"[Fanny Merkin is] the Weird Al of erotica."
--Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of "Adios to All the Drama"
Paul Bogaards in the "New York Times""
""Erotica is hard. . . . Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it's Andrew Shaffer."
Valerie Frankel, author of "Four of a Kind
""Nose picking, vagina scarf tricks, and erect space needles. What more can you ask of an erotic novel?"
Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of "Adios to All the Drama"
"[Fanny Merkin is] the Weird Al of erotica." "PW Show Daily," 6/6/12"It had to happen: a parody of the bestselling "50 Shades of Grey." And who better to pull it off than author Andrew Shaffer."
"Publishers Weekly," 7/9/12"Laugh out loud...If you are looking for a funny book to share with friends, look no further...If Austin Powers and Ace Ventura had a love child, it would be Earl Grey."
"Kirkus Reviews," August 2012"[Shaffer] skewers both E. L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" and Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" in his debut novel."
Blogcritics.org, 7/28/12"Shaffer persuades his readers to notice the flaws in our current society. He challenges us to question who we are idolizing and what the effects of such adoration could be...Shaffer's writing is fast-paced, fresh, and entertaining...[It] will have you giggling until the conclusion."
Bookriot.com, 8/1/12"There is SO MUCH FUNNY!...Folks who read "Fifty Shades" will recognize that Shaffer's plot loosely follows the same plot that dragged Ana and Christian along, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here if you haven't read that awful novel."
"
The Hollywood Reporter," 8/09/12"Unlike so many "Fifty Shades" parodies that are no more than quickie one-joke cheap ebooks, "Earl Grey" is a complete book from a traditional publisher. This is a full-length and thought-out piece of work...[Schaffer] captures the rhythms of the original but exaggerates E.L. James' literary ticks to great effect..."Fifty Shames of Earl Grey "is the literary equivalent of a good "Saturday Night Live" skit and the perfect gag gift for anyone a little to o

Paul Bogaards in the "New York Times""
""Erotica is hard. . . . Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it's Andrew Shaffer."
Valerie Frankel, author of "Four of a Kind
""Nose picking, vagina scarf tricks, and erect space needles. What more can you ask of an erotic novel?"
Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author of "Adios to All the Drama"
"[Fanny Merkin is] the Weird Al of erotica." "PW Show Daily," 6/6/12"It had to happen: a parody of the bestselling "50 Shades of Grey." And who better to pull it off than author Andrew Shaffer."
"Publishers Weekly," 7/9/12"Laugh out loud...If you are looking for a funny book to share with friends, look no further...If Austin Powers and Ace Ventura had a love child, it would be Earl Grey."
"Kirkus Reviews," August 2012"[Shaffer] skewers both E. L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" and Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" in his debut novel."
Blogcritics.org, 7/28/12"Shaffer persuades his readers to notice the flaws in our current society. He challenges us to question who we are idolizing and what the effects of such adoration could be...Shaffer's writing is fast-paced, fresh, and entertaining...[It] will have you giggling until the conclusion."
Bookriot.com, 8/1/12"There is SO MUCH FUNNY!...Folks who read "Fifty Shades" will recognize that Shaffer's plot loosely follows the same plot that dragged Ana and Christian along, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here if you haven't read that awful novel."
"
The Hollywood Reporter," 8/09/12"Unlike so many "Fifty Shades" parodies that are no more than quickie one-joke cheap ebooks, "Earl Grey" is a complete book from a traditional publisher. This is a full-length and thought-out piece of work...[Schaffer] captures the rhythms of the original but exaggerates E.L. James' literary ticks to great effect..."Fifty Shames of Earl Grey "is the literary equivalent of a good "Saturday Night Live" skit and the perfect gag gift for anyone a little to obsessed (pro or con) with "Fifty Shades.""
"The Daily Beast," 8/09/12"At first glance, some of us might be dumb enough to think "Fifty Shames of Earl Grey" is just another clone of the original successful series and buy it for that reason alone. Others will howl at the witty ploys "Fifty Shames "evokes to poke fun at E.L. James's series."
"Cedar Rapids Gazette," 8/12/12"[Shaffer] steeps the trilogy's signature elements in a boiling pot of wacky water, straining it into a brew that slides warmly down your throat, only to bubble back up in spurts of laughter."
"Hudson Valley News""Give this one to someone who's read "Fifty Shades of Grey.""
"National Post" (Canada), 8/11/12"We're giggling as we read "Fifty Shames of Earl Grey."..It's hackneyed, glib, goofy and LOL ridiculous but even so, like all of Weird Al's shtick, it's still better than the original."
"New York"" Post,"8/19/12"Shaffer skewers the S&M god of the original."
CNBC.com, 8/23/12"The funniest take on a best seller since Harvard Lampoon's "Bored of the Rings.""
VH1.com, 8/24/12"Kind of the perfect beach read for the end of summer and the end of your obsession."
"Alternative Press," October 2012"An LOL parody of that creepy book your aunts have been tryin' to get your mom to read."
Bookviews blog, September 2012"It probably helps if you read James' book, but it doesn't matter because Shaffer's is a madcap piece of fun.""
Seattle Times," 9/16/12"Perhaps the greatest homage."
SheKnows.com,9/18/12"Just what the doctor ordered for fans of the uber-successful trilogy...Laugh-out-loud funny...Such a fun read."
"Sacramento"" Book Review," October 2012"Broad enough to appeal to people that have never read Fifty Shades...Funny, but also thoughtful. There is some great social commentary hiding between the words."
"
Portland"" Book Review," 9/21/12"A ridiculously funny parody...This book may make you laugh until you cry.""
January," 11/7/12"In a market that seems clotted with mashups and parodies, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey actually exceeds all expectations. This is due entirely to the rapier wit of author Andrew Shaffer...The writing is sharp and seemingly effortless...Shaffer has done a splendid job."
"Allure, "February 2013"Just like the original but intentionally funny."

Paul Bogaards in theNew York Times
Erotica is hard. . . . Comedy is harder. If anyone can pull this off, it s Andrew Shaffer.
Valerie Frankel, author ofFour of a Kind
Nose picking, vagina scarf tricks, and erect space needles. What more can you ask of an erotic novel?
Diana Rodriguez Wallach, author ofAdios to All the Drama
[Fanny Merkin is] the Weird Al of erotica. PW Show Daily, 6/6/12 It had to happen: a parody of the bestselling 50 Shades of Grey. And who better to pull it off than author Andrew Shaffer.
Publishers Weekly, 7/9/12 Laugh out loud If you are looking for a funny book to share with friends, look no further If Austin Powers and Ace Ventura had a love child, it would be Earl Grey.
Kirkus Reviews, August 2012 [Shaffer] skewers both E. L. James Fifty Shades of Grey and Stephanie Meyer s Twilight in his debut novel.

Blogcritics.org, 7/28/12
"

The Daily Beast, 8/09/12 At first glance, some of us might be dumb enough to think Fifty Shames of Earl Grey is just another clone of the original successful series and buy it for that reason alone. Others will howl at the witty ploysFifty Shamesevokes to poke fun at E.L. James s series.
Cedar Rapids Gazette, 8/12/12 [Shaffer] steeps the trilogy s signature elements in a boiling pot of wacky water, straining it into a brew that slides warmly down your throat, only to bubble back up in spurts of laughter.
Hudson Valley News Give this one to someone who s read Fifty Shades of Grey.
National Post (Canada), 8/11/12 We re giggling as we read Fifty Shames of Earl Grey It s hackneyed, glib, goofy and LOL ridiculous but even so, like all of Weird Al s shtick, it s still better than the original.
New York Post,8/19/12 Shaffer skewers the S&M god of the original.
CNBC.com, 8/23/12
The funniest take on a best seller since Harvard Lampoon s Bored of the Rings. "

Shaffer persuades his readers to notice the flaws in our current society. He challenges us to question who we are idolizing and what the effects of such adoration could be Shaffer s writing is fast-paced, fresh, and entertaining [It] will have you giggling until the conclusion.
Bookriot.com, 8/1/12 There is SO MUCH FUNNY!...Folks who read Fifty Shades will recognize that Shaffer s plot loosely follows the same plot that dragged Ana and Christian along, but there s still plenty of fun to be had here if you haven t read that awful novel.

The Hollywood Reporter
, 8/09/12
Unlike so many Fifty Shades parodies that are no more than quickie one-joke cheap ebooks, Earl Grey is a complete book from a traditional publisher. This is a full-length and thought-out piece of work [Schaffer] captures the rhythmsof the original but exaggerates E.L. James' literary ticks to great effect Fifty Shames of Earl Grey is the literary equivalent of a good Saturday Night Live skit and the perfect gag gift for anyone a little to obsessed (pro or con) with Fifty Shades. "


VH1.com, 8/24/12
Kind of the perfect beach read for the end of summer and the end of your obsession.
Alternative Press, October 2012 An LOL parody of that creepy book your aunts have been tryin to get your mom to read.
Bookviews blog, September 2012
It probably helps if you read James book, but it doesn t matter because Shaffer s is a madcap piece of fun.
Seattle Times
, 9/16/12
Perhaps the greatest homage.
SheKnows.com,9/18/12 Just what the doctor ordered for fans of the uber-successful trilogy Laugh-out-loud funny Such a fun read.
Sacramento Book Review, October 2012 Broad enough to appeal to people that have never read Fifty Shades Funny, but also thoughtful. There is some great social commentary hiding between the words.

Portland
Book Review, 9/21/12 A ridiculously funny parody This book may make you laugh until you cry. "

"Shaffer persuades his readers to notice the flaws in our current society. He challenges us to question who we are idolizing and what the effects of such adoration could be...Shaffer's writing is fast-paced, fresh, and entertaining...[It] will have you giggling until the conclusion."
Bookriot.com, 8/1/12"There is SO MUCH FUNNY!...Folks who read Fifty Shades will recognize that Shaffer's plot loosely follows the same plot that dragged Ana and Christian along, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here if you haven't read that awful novel."

The Hollywood Reporter
, 8/09/12
"Unlike so many Fifty Shades parodies that are no more than quickie one-joke cheap ebooks, Earl Grey is a complete book from a traditional publisher. This is a full-length and thought-out piece of work...[Schaffer] captures the rhythms of the original but exaggerates E.L. James' literary ticks to great effect...Fifty Shames of Earl Grey is the literary equivalent of a good Saturday Night Live skit and the perfect gag gift for anyone a little to obsessed (pro or con) with Fifty Shades."

The Daily Beast, 8/09/12"At first glance, some of us might be dumb enough to think Fifty Shames of Earl Grey is just another clone of the original successful series and buy it for that reason alone. Others will howl at the witty ploys Fifty Shames evokes to poke fun at E.L. James's series."

Cedar Rapids Gazette, 8/12/12"[Shaffer] steeps the trilogy's signature elements in a boiling pot of wacky water, straining it into a brew that slides warmly down your throat, only to bubble back up in spurts of laughter."
Hudson Valley News"Give this one to someone who's read Fifty Shades of Grey."
National Post (Canada), 8/11/12"We're giggling as we read Fifty Shames of Earl Grey...It's hackneyed, glib, goofy and LOL ridiculous but even so, like all of Weird Al's shtick, it's still better than the original."

New York Post,8/19/12"Shaffer skewers the S&M god of the original."
CNBC.com, 8/23/12
"The funniest take on a best seller since Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings."


VH1.com, 8/24/12
"Kind of the perfect beach read for the end of summer and the end of your obsession."

Alternative Press, October 2012"An LOL parody of that creepy book your aunts have been tryin' to get your mom to read."
Bookviews blog, September 2012
"It probably helps if you read James' book, but it doesn't matter because Shaffer's is a madcap piece of fun."
Seattle Times
, 9/16/12
"Perhaps the greatest homage."

SheKnows.com,9/18/12"Just what the doctor ordered for fans of the uber-successful trilogy...Laugh-out-loud funny...Such a fun read."

Sacramento Book Review, October 2012"Broad enough to appeal to people that have never read Fifty Shades...Funny, but also thoughtful. There is some great social commentary hiding between the words."

Portland
Book Review, 9/21/12"A ridiculously funny parody...This book may make you laugh until you cry."

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A laugh-out-loud parody of the wildly popular 50 Shades of Grey- young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the nave coed Ana Steele with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money despite the warnings from (and yearnings of) her inner goddess.

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