I interviewed Dani Klein Modisett about her first book at the world famous ‘The Improv’ in West Hollywood (youtube interview). It’s called “Take My Spouse Please” inspired by a class she taught at UCLA. Dani is a comic and relationship expert. She spoke to some of the biggest comics in the world about what it takes to make a marriage work and put it in a book for people who want a little humor with their marital advice. Even if you are not married and are just looking for love this is a book that answers the questions we all have about love, how to make it work and ‘is it me?’
She spoke with Carl Reiner, Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller, Jim Gaffigan, Patricia Heaton and more who have made marriage work despite the hectic schedule and demands of being in the entertainment business.
I love her humor and energy that flows off the page with the keys to marital success by using the rules of comedy. She is embarking on a 11 city tour starting in October hopscotching the US and the book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and bookstores.
Like Dani says it’s not that your doing something wrong it’s that you need someone who is also interested in a relationship that has skin in the game.
—-“This book makes you realize how valuable laughter is in a marriage. Buy it for your spouse and add years to your relationship.”—BEN STILLER, actor
—-“My wife Estelle and I had the good fortune of being married for 65 years. When anyone asked her about making a marriage last she always replied, ‘Marry someone who can stand being with you.’ A wonderful, humorous read for anyone in a marriage or thinking of being in one.”—CARL REINER, director and actor
—“My wife and I are either killing or bombing in our marriage, and Dani’s book explains how that’s actually a good thing. Finally, some validation that a marriage between two insane people can be a beautiful thing.”—JIM GAFFIGAN, comedian
Sampling of Some of The Couples Interviewed/Featured
- Jerry Stiller, married 60 years
- Emmy Winner Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” currently on “The Middle” and David Hunt
- Emmy Winner John Riggi (“30 Rock,”) and David Wendelman
- Emmy Winner Dan Bucatinsky and director Don Roos
- Emmy Winner Lew Schneider (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” currently co-EP “The Goldbergs”) and wife Liz Abbe
- Winnie Holtzman (writer of “Wicked”) and character actor Paul Dooley
- Composer Mike Stoller (of “Leiber and Stoller”) and wife harpist Corky Hale
- Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black,” “How to Get Away with Murder,”) and David Basche (“The Exes”)