An illustrated “sequel” to the famous Kama Sutra: a humorous guide to the positions of married life.For centuries, lovers have found inspiration and advice in the ancient text of the Kama Sutra. Now, Simon Rich–“one of the funniest writers in America” (The Daily Beast)–and Farley Katz, “an inventive mind along the lines of Roz Chast” (The New York Times), have unearthed a valuable new document–a guide to the positions most common after marriage. From “the interrupted congress” to “the beaching of the whales,” here are the poses, positions, and games married lovers play to keep the spark alive–and the dishwasher properly loaded.
On the occasion of their first book collaboration, elle.com asked Katz and Rich how they gathered the raw material for it, considering that neither is yet, as Bridget Jones might put it, the “smug married” type.
How do two unmarried, twentysomething guys know so much about wedded “bliss?”
Simon Rich and Farley Katz: We watched a lot of Mad About You.
What’s your top dating red flag?
SR and FK: Face tattoos. If a girl doesn’t have them, she hasn’t really lived.
Given the timing of your book’s debut, do you have any Halloween-related dating horror stories?
SR: When I was 18, my girlfriend asked me to dress up as Farley. And I was like, “Halloween isn’t for six months!” And she was like, “No, just in general, I want you to dress as Farley and also, sometimes, I’m going to call you Farley.” Later, she started dating Farley.
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The Married Kama Sutra: a Humorous Guide to the Positions of Married Life: