Cover and illustrations by Marie Hudson.
I attended both the Sweet Potato Queen’s reading and Jeanne Charters’ reading
at Malaprops, and I think Jeanne’s event drew the biggest crowd.
Boy, I guess advertising in WNC Woman really works!
Recently, I spent a month at my mother’s side as she died. I had
just bought “funny, isn’t it?” by Jeanne Charters.
That little book helped me so much. I rationed myself to one story per
night, and the humor, insight and inspiration of Jeanne’s words
got me through a very dark time.
When I had to put my mom into assisted
living, I was drowning in feelings of guilt and helplessness. Fortunately,
I had purchased “funny,
isn’t it?” by Jeanne Charters. Her stuff made me
laugh at times when I wanted to give up.
My beloved dad is in hospice. Having
lost my husband and son in the past three years, I am overcome with
grief at this time. “funny,
isn’t it?” is my little ray of sunshine in an otherwise
tragic time in my life.
“Funny, isn’t it?” is
a book that belongs in every hospital gift shop in this country. I
believe that humor, as part of the mind-body connection, is a vital
element to surviving illness and loss.
“Love it, love it, love it! Makes
me feel like I’m sitting down with a best girl friend.”
J.H., Sarasota, FL
Need a good laugh?
Okay, let's talk about erectile dysfunction ads on
television, getting older, getting flabbier, realizing you resemble
your mother, loving your kids through things that hurt them, and
maybe, just maybe, meeting "Mr. Right" after years of "Mr.
Funny, isn't it? is for
anyone who faces millennium stressors and chooses to laugh in spite
of them. In these twenty-nine stories, I explore subjects
as diverse as trash television, marriage, children, grandchildren,
running a business, sticking it out when you want to quit, and my
personal belief that angels really do exist.
Each article had its genesis as a column in WNC
WOMAN magazine, published in Asheville, North Carolina.
a sample now from the book!
I hope they will tickle your funny bone or titillate
your grey matter. If they do, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd love to hear your stories too!
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