Fried and True

Fried and True

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Following on the heels of the best-selling and riotous As I Lay FryingA‘A Rehoboth Beach Memoir, Fay Jacobs gives you the inside story on life in this small resort town on the Delaware coast. This collection of her latest columns from the publication Letters from CAMP Rehoboth is sometimes provocative, sometimes political, often heartwarming and reliably hilarious. Her unique voice and willingness to bare it all in print turns readers into extended family. In addition to her Letters commentaries, Fay takes you inside the remarkable lives of two Rehoboth Beach icons, sharing her close friendship with legendary feminist author Sarah Aldridge (the pen name of Anyda Marchant) and her partner Muriel Crawford. Jacobs' witty way of describing universal experiences and the travails life delivers will keep you laughing, smiling and relating page after page. Here's what critics have to say about Jacobs' writing: Funny, touchingA‘and real. It's a true laugh riot as Fay wittily takes on sexuality, politics, relationships, and day-to-day dilemmas. A‘InsightOut Book Club Are you in need of a good belly laugh? Look no farther...Jacobs serves up constant laughs, from chuckles to chortles to rib-ticklers to out-and-out brays. Jacobs' ability to infuse even the simplest occasion with humor will have you grabbing your sides and crying for more. A‘Nann Dunn, Just About Write Fay's a funny girl and a generous never get the sense that she sat down to write with the sole purpose of being funny. She's also different from most memoirists, in that her tone never suggests self-importance or Look at Me!-ness. When's the last time you read a memoir and thought of the writer as generous for letting you in on his or her life? A‘Emily Lloyd, Lambda Book Report Fay's unvarnished essays resonate with warmth, candid humor, and the unabashed joy of finding one's place. A‘OutTraveler Fay Jacobs is the secret love child of Dorothy Parker and Jackie Mason. I can always count on her to make me laugh out loud. A‘Marc Acito, author, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship a Musical TheaterI love my iPod, even though Ia#39;m not what the electronics industry calls an a€œearly adopter. ... Which is why Ia#39;m astounded that I purchased, programmed, and actually use an iPod. And which is also why, as I drove to New York last weekend , trying to get my iPod to play through my car radio, I recognized irony when it assaulted me in the ears. ... Inside was a turntable, an arm with a diamond needle and a clip for that little round plug to stick into 45s to keep them from becoming Sputniks.

Title:Fried and True
Author:Fay Jacobs
Publisher:Bold Strokes Books Inc - 2013-01-01


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