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Author: John Kenney Narrator: John Kenney Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2020 ISBN: 9780593286630
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Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people.

Full of brilliant wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry. Inspired by one of the most shared New Yorker pieces of all time, this collection captures the reality of life once the spark of a relationship has settled--and hilariously so. With brand new pieces that cover all areas of married life, from parental gripes to dwindling sex lives, Kenney's wry observations and sharp humor remind us exactly what it's like to spend the rest of your life with the person you love.

I was almost feeling fondness for you
As you gave me a shoulder massage at the sink--
What a small, lovely surprise.
And then you grabbed my boobs and made a "wha-wha" noise.
In an instant, I felt disgust and sadness and regret. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • "“For all of those who want a laugh and a look at married life…Whether it’s forgetting it’s Valentine’s Day to unspoken signals to not living up to your dating profile, these are all relatable and funny poems.”

    Parkersburg News and Sentinel

  • One of NPR's Favorite Books of 2019 
  • “Will ring true for anybody who has experienced life with a spouse. Less first love and fewer passionate embraces; more sweatpants and smartphones.”


  • "Love Poems offers quick and mordantly witty dissections of every little thing in a marriage."

    Los Angeles Times

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About the Author

John Kenney is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People. He has worked as a copywriter in New York City for seventeen years. He has also been a contributor to the New Yorker magazine since 1999. Some of his work appears in a collection of the New Yorker’s humor writing, Disquiet Please!