Books by Cynthia Heimel

Released: Feb. 13, 2002

"Much fun in short takes."
A sequel, nearly 20 years later, to Heimel's Sex Tips for Girls (1983), in which the beleaguered humorist's sex life is not all that much better: she seems to prefer her pack of dogs, especially the late, angelic, beaglish Homer (tossed out of a car at a California strip mall in 1992 by a "a disgusting lump of putrid slime [and] scum-sucking pig") to over-attentive males who love her unconditionally, just like her mother, and sit on the edge of the bed each evening meticulously dissecting her every word and move that day in search of the slightest hint of betrayal. Read full book review >
IF YOU LEAVE ME, CAN I COME TOO? by Cynthia Heimel
Released: June 16, 1995

"Still, repetitive if taken in large doses. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Humorist Heimel dishes out more of the same in her latest collection of brief takes on love, life, and relationships (most previously published in Playboy and the Village Voice). Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1993

"Funny and smart: a great way for beset urban women to chase the blues."
Heimel's new collection takes up where her last one (If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?, 1991) ended: In 36 short pieces previously published in Playboy, the Village Voice, and the Independent, the humorist parades the goofy, smart, obsessive-yet-perceptive persona that many downtown Manhattan- dwellers have come to identify with. Read full book review >
Released: May 4, 1991

"A little wan, a little thin and repetitive in places, but still good downtown-Manhattan wit."
Village Voice ``Problem Lady'' Heimel (Sex Tips for Girls, 1983) splices together short, fast takes on love, lovelessness, and life in big, bad New York City. Read full book review >