HOW NOT TO COOK, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Actress, Comedienne and singer Marilyn Michaels' new book, How Not to Cook, for the Rest of Your Life is an ANTI-cookbook but gives you plenty of food for thought! Equal parts biography, and scrimp-n'-save philosophy, this laugh-out-loud rant, come with humorous revelations about her experiences working with Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Ed Sullivan, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, and a whole chapter devoted to working with Jule Styne on the National Company of Funny Girl, at the same time Streisand was doing it on Broadway. Of course it tells a lot about meeting up with Streisand and everything she learned from that encounter.
Marilyn made her mark chosen by composer Jule Styne for the role of original Fannie Brice in the National Tour of Funny Girl. She also appeared on Broadway in Catskills on Broadway. Her numerous TV appearances included being the only female performer in the Emmy Award winning comedy series "The Kopykats".
Mark Wilk co-authored the children's book "A Dog Named Randall" along with writing several articles for the New York Times (with Ms. Michaels) and a new musical comedy, Alysha (lyrics and book) with music and book by Ms. Michaels.
The book is now available on Amazon.com
Marilyn Michaels with Rosanna Scotto, Lori Stokes, and Mark on Good Day New York Fox TV
I'm enjoying comedian and actress Marilyn Michaels' memoir, "How Not To Cook for the Rest of Your Life." Michaels landed the role of Fanny Brice in the national tour of "Funny Girl" in 1965. She became pals with Barbra Streisand, who originated the part on Broadway. But during a joint interview, Streisand bristled when the reporter aimed his questions at Michaels because her answers made him laugh. "That short-circuited our budding friendship real quick!" Michaels writes. Her memoir is breezy and funny - a good summer showbiz read.
--Michael Riedel, NY Post
with OJI... WPIX TV
Profiles TV/ NYC.GOV w/ Mickey Burns, Mark, Lea Thompson and Madelyn Deutch
Comedienne Marilyn Michaels' anti-cookbook newie "How Not To Cook, for the Rest of Your Life" is part scrimp-'n'-save philosophy, part stuff on working with Woody, Liza, Trump, Cosby, Streisand, Burt Reynolds, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Ed Sullivan, Orson Welles, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and a partridge in a pear tree. Available on Amazon.com
--Cindy Adams, NY Post
Radio Interviews and PODCASTS
((SIRIUS XM)) RADIO
Mark Malkoff: The Carson Podcast http://carsonpodcast.com/marilyn-michaels/
Joan Hamburg: http://www.wabcradio.com/2015/03/26/hamburgpodcasts/
I Heartmedia Boston https://wetransfer.com/downloads/d898096bba9cdd557a07cfb51e89a54620181216041609/6704ae
How Not To Cook For The Rest of Your Life
MARILYN MICHAELS AND MARK WILK
Marilyn Michaels Productions
It's not that Marilyn Michaels can't cook. It's just that she'd prefer to do just about anything else. And when you're a successful actress and comedy impressionist, chances are there's people willing to cook for you, so why not?
This hilarious book is part memoir, part self-help, and full of crazy-but-true stories from Hollywood and Broadway that include the likes of Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Lisa Minelli, and Donald Trump (way before the White House). It won't take you long to realize why Michaels is so averse to cooking-she is having too much fun living!
FUNNY GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN
To say that Marilyn Michaels is funny is an understatement. Her impressions are legendary, as are her co-stars on both the stage and screen. But her book is an absolute riot. Pick it up and you'll find yourself having to put it down to catch your breath from laughing so hard.
Michaels co-wrote the book with her son, Mark Wilk, and said the experience was a blast-well, most of it. When it came to writing about sex-and there's a lot of hanky-panky going on in her book-it was a bit tricky. As Michaels says, whether kids are young or adult, "they don't want to hear about parents' sexuality...I really pulled in the reins, but [writing the book with her son] was worth it."
Michaels makes comedy look easy, but it's an art that requires impeccable timing and a careful understanding of one's audience. And she understands where comics are coming from-even those who have behaved badly of late. She knows the desire to do just about anything to get the audience on her side... "That laugh is my survival," she says. "That laugh means I get the next job."
MM as Brooke w/ Bubble Gum all about the Playboy shoot in HOW NOT TO COOK...
Hef came out to greet me in silk PJ's-he was very friendly, unassuming and a bit childlike. The place was overrun with celebrities and beautiful women. There was no use wondering if you measured up...you didn't. Everyone was a 10. I mean, in the days before I had a baby, I looked pretty good, but it was like the old line: "Did you ever feel that the whole world was a tuxedo, and you were a pair of brown shoes?"
... they are ALL MM
"Amy Schumer, who just married a chef, might have been inspired by Marilyn Michaels' new tome, "How Not To Cook, for the Rest of Your Life." Michaels suggests you forget doctors and lawyers. "The only way to get out of cooking is to marry the chef with the tallest hat."
--Richard Johnson, NY Post
...and plenty about WOODY, in HOW NOT TO COOK FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
Jewish Broadcasting Service
Sampling of AMAZON REVIEWS, PLUS!
A MASTERPIECE YOU MUST OWN
This book is simply brilliant from start to finish. You will want to read again, just to make sure you didn't miss anything. Great and hilarious advice as well as a sneak peek behind the celebrity curtain. Yes, this book has got some great gossip. Marriage? She talks about that and so much more . This is not your typical celebrity book. You get funny and sweet advice and you will smile all the way through. This is a must own book. Buy one for a friend, if you loan this to a friend...I guarantee they will want to buy their own copy. Face it, this book is for you and everyone you know.
SYBIL ADELMAN SAGE (WRITER: MAGNUM PI, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, LILY)
Marilyn Michaels is one of those rare people who are overqualified for life, accomplished in so many areas, they need to live at least three lives to do justice to their abilities. This book, written with jokes that feel as if she got into Joan Rivers' file, tells of her experiences on and off stage, carefully eliminating any time in the kitchen. After reading it, I wouldn't want to go to dinner at her house, but I'd be happy watching and listening to her forever. She makes those of us who've measured baking soda in tiny spoons and labored over white, red and brown sauces feel the time could have been better spent. The book is nothing short of hilarious.
Joanna J Pettet:
A fabulous funny read - the first read and still laughing after the 2nd read!
Revivifying the Fine Art of Paragraphing!
Patricia L. Robinson-Linder
I invested in "How Not to Cook for the Rest of your Life" and have not been disappointed. Candidly, our standards of good literary reads exclude comic work, and the art of "paragraphing" apparently died will Bill Vaughan/Burton Hillis, but you can make room for this one because it is hilarious and part of an old-fashioned genre (think of a silly Emily Dickinson), which imparts bursts of insight in every short section. It also reads in a "stream of consciousness" style, which is really fine since comic paragraphing is becoming a lost art anyway. The endeavor is not a cookbook, but a reflection on how themes of food and its preparation of it - or indeed the non-preparation of it - allows the writer to confront all kinds of issues she has faced in a successful career doing comedy of her own. There are a few surprises, such as the sense she enjoyed the attentions of many men prior to the "Me, too" and "Time's Up" movements when I avoided them as often as I could, but the book is, overall, congenial. It is Michaels's highs and lows distilled to a delicious elixir!
You'll need to order in since you won't be able to put this book down. Hysterical!
By Jeff Macauley
Marilyn Michaels is a great entertainer. We all know that. And now we know she can't cook. There are many practical tips on how not to cook which is more difficult than you wouldn't think it wasn't. This is a wonderful, rip-roaring and surprising trip through a memorable career and life with not-cooking tips sprinkled liberally throughout. You won't learn any new recipes but you'll learn how to get a quickie-Mexican divorce between appearances with Don Rickles in Vegas and filming an episode of "The Name of the Game" with Sammy Davis Jr. It's that kind of book! Which is to say, it's the most "wunnerful" kind of book, as Miss Michaels as Dinah Shore might say. Now, Dinah Shore, she could cook! And she wrote about it, too, but not so raucously as Miss Marilyn Michaels writes about not cooking. This is a great summer read. Get it, read it and you'll never have to cook again.
WHILE EXAMINING THE SUBJECT OF FOOD, THIS IS NOT A COOKBOOK!
By William C. Montague
Marilyn Michaels and Mark Wilk have managed to write a modern-day classic that will entertain anyone with a sense of humor. It is a full-blown guide not just covering the subject of food, but also, a host of issues to form a rather complete picture of a new lifestyle.
Fun to read
By Joanne Engel
I absolutely love this book! ..... you don't have to be in show business to enjoy Marilyn's memoirs....the book is literally a laugh a paragraph. You will thoroughly enjoy it.
t's brilliant!! My stomach still aches from laughing so hard and wasn't from the cooking.
I've read it twice! GET IT NOW! Like TODAY!
Ever wanted to hire a personal chef? If so, then get this how-to, who's-who, fall-down-funny-laugh-a-second "anti-cook book") read it and you'll know what that means). It's full of terrific anecdotes, stories about some very famous people, insights into show biz, and tips on how to live a muc, much better life. Marilyn is not just one of the funniest comedians ever, but a great humor writer, too (along with her very talented son, Mark Wilk!) Okay - go out and get this book right now. No wait - get two or three - give them to your friends, give them as gifts and they will love you because, like me, they will belly laugh out loud! Another thought - give a few to your enemies - they'll die laughing.
By Marian Hailey
What a clever way to do a memoir. I can learn about this genius of a talent in vignettes. I can have an appetizer or a full meal of laughter and
insight into Marilyn's life.Just like her performances one is transported. Marilyn Michaels and Mark Wilk have teamed up to give us
an unforgettable experience.
Although it's not really about cooking... this book REALLY cooks!
I brought my copy along to my hair appointment today; a 4 hour long extravaganza stuck in a small salon with too many women and a lot of hairsprays fumes. Within a few paragraphs, I knew that I was in for one wild ride... I had to stop over and over again to try and compose myself from laughing so hard. Tears were running down my face threatening to ruin my makeup. Soon my mother joined in the laughing and then the whole place became giggly and joyous. When someone is having a great time, it's contagious! Learning How NOT to Cook Never Tasted Funnier.
RIVETING AND HYSTERICAL
By Ellen Fein
If you're as funny as Marilyn Michaels, you shouldn't have to slave over a hot stove! She offers tips on how to save money (skip expensive makeup and dumb trips) so you can order in or pay a housekeeper to cook. Humorous advice for busy women who have better things to do than clean in the kitchen! Riveting and hysterica!!l #RULESGIRLS WILL LOVE THIS! ELLEN FEIN AND SHERRIE SCHNEIDER: AUTHORS OF THE RULES AND RULES II NOT YOUR MOTHERS RULES
By Stephen A. Kulick on June 22, 2018
I devoured Marilyn's book in less than 2 days. I could not put it down until the very last "drop". Her adventures in life and show business were like satisfying tidbits served up for our delectation. The chapters are short,breezy, light- hearted, and a great summer read. I found myself wanting more...who doesn't when it's so good
You Will Not Be Disappointed
By Kevin Callaway
In "How Not To Cook, for the Rest of Your Life", Marilyn Michaels brings her high energy performing talents to life on the pages of her latest book... a tour de force reading experience. May I recommend getting this book and I think the title of the post says it all.
Laughter is food for the soul and Marilyn knows how to dish it up better than anybody
By louise duart
Everything Marilyn does is hysterical! This book is no exception. I will definitely be ordering more books to give as gifts. Laughter is food for the soul and Marilyn knows how to dish it up better than anybody! Louise (DuArt) & SQuire Rushnell
The most hilarious memoir I've ever read! Her incredible life from childhood to current Trump-world, interactions with over a hundred show-bizzers, politicians - all names you know - told as confirming instances of why thou shall never, ever cook. Deliberately not written in chronological order so that every page is a hysterically funny surprise. Almost impossible to put it down, you'll feel the back cover comes too soon.