COUPLEHOOD

Publisher: Bantam
In the tradition of the #1 best-seller  SeinLanguage, Bantam Books proudly presents the first book  by Paul Reiser, television's sharpest, funniest  observer of love, marriage and other mysteries of  life. A veteran comic performer, Reiser is best-known  as the co-creator and star of the highly-rated NBC  comedy, "Mad About You", which  Time Magazine called "The season's  best new sitcom"in its 1992 debut. Every  Thursday night more than twenty million viewers watch  as Paul Reiser reveals the most intimate and  hilarious scenes of a marriage. Now for the first time,  Reiser brings his trademark wit to the page in a  book that will delight his eagerly-awaiting  audience, and anyone else who has ever fallen in love--or  tried not to. In Couplehood, a New York Times  bestseller for more than 40 weeks, Reiser reflects on  what it means to be half of a couple -- everything  from the science of hand holding, to the technique  of tag-team storytelling, to the politics of food  and why it always seems to come down to chicken or  fish.

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Chapter 9 - Chicken or Fish

With someone you love, food becomes politics.

We're in a restaurant and I'm about to eat a big fried piece of something crusty, and my loved one, very discreetly, gives me the little "Do you really want that?" look.  I think, "She's probably right."...
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Cited by Time magazine as "the season's best new sitcom" in its 1992 debut, NBC's hit comedy, Mad About You, has collected his comic observations about life and love in Couplehood, a New York Times bestseller for more than 40 weeks.

In Couplehood, Reiser reflects on what it means to be half of a couple -- everything from the science of hand holding, to the technique of tag-team storytelling, to the politics of food and why it always seems to come down to chicken or fish.