A shrewd, laugh-out-loud parody of E. L. James's bestselling Fifty Shades series
Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naive coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)?
Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?
About the Author
Andrew Shaffer is a frequent "Huffington Post" contributor and creative director of the irreverent greeting card publisher Order of St. Nick.
"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 obses
Number Of Pages: 217
Published: 31st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.227