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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: A&M Books; First edition (November 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615342914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615342917
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,952,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Each entry, regardless of its subject matter, is approached with refreshing honesty, a healthy dose of self-deprecation, and enough mirth to make your face hurt from smiling by the time it s done. I am impressed with Ms. Jacobs mastery of colloquial writing. That is to say, her ability to tell each story in a simple, engaging way that makes the reader feel like she s sitting across the table sharing stories as the margaritas flow faster and faster. The essays are tight, focused, and refreshingly didactic without being judgmental or haughty; and the subject matter is often familiar, because many of us have had the same general experiences, observations, and conversations we ve just never managed to do it with the wit, flair, and je ne sais quoi that Ms. Jacobs and her merry band of Rehomos achieve time and again. --

--Salem West, Rainbow E-Reader

This collection of essays has to be one of the most original collections of writings ever ... She has whetted my appetite as I almost wet myself laughing. I understand that Jacobs is the secret love child of Dorothy Parker and Jackie Mason and she lives up to that with her sharp, caustic and literary wit. It is provocative and thought provoking and has some strong messages. This is the kind of book that yells, read me and you must, you really need to read this book. -- -- - --Amos Lassen Reviews
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Think of author/activist Fay Jacobs as kind of a lesbian Andy Rooney, the longtime curmudgeon commentator on 60 Minutes Of course, Fay is much more good natured and humorous, as she comments on life's little challenges and adventures, ranging from national events and her travels with her partner, to what she sees from her front porch in Rehoboth Beach. It's an intelligent, hysterically funny and occasionally poignant look at how we live today, with hopes for tomorrow. Recommended for everyone, male or female, gay or straight. Five stars out of five. --Echo Magazine

About the Author

Fay Jacobs, a native New Yorker, spent 30 years in the Washington, DC area working in journalism, theater and public relations. Her first book, As I Lay Frying a Rehoboth Beach Memoir was published in 2004 and is in its 3rd printing.. Her second, Fried & True Tales from Rehoboth Beach was released in 2007. That book won the 2008 Golden Crown Literary Society Award for non-fiction and was recognized by the National Federation of Press Women as 2008 Book of the Year for Humor. Fay has contributed feature stories and columns to such publications as The Advocate, OutTraveler, curve magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, The Washington Blade, The Wilmington News Journal, Delaware Beach Life and more. Since 1995 she has been a regular columnist for Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, and won the national 1997 Vice Versa Award for excellence. She and Bonnie, her partner of 30 years, live in Rehoboth Beach, DE. They have two Miniature Schnauzers and a recreational vehicle coming soon to a town near you.

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Fay Jacobs is a native New Yorker, spent 30 years in the Washington, DC area working in journalism, theater and public relations. She has contributed feature stories and columns to such publications as The Advocate, OutTraveler, The Baltimore Sun, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, The Washington Blade, The Wilmington News Journal, Delaware Beach Life and more.
Since 1995 she has been a regular columnist for Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.??

Fay Jacobs is the author of two hilarious memoirs about her beloved home town Rehoboth Beach, DE. They are As I Lay Frying - a Rehobtoh Beach Memoir, now in its third printing and Fried & True - Tales from Rehoboth Beach.
Coming Summer 2010 - For Frying Out Loud - More Tales from Rehoboth Beach.

Fay is Publisher and Managing Editor of A&M Books. She and Bonnie, her partner of 28 years, relocated to Rehoboth Beach, DE in 1999. They have two Miniature Schnauzers and a riding lawn mower.

Awards
2008 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year Non-Fiction Humor for Fried & True - Tales from Rehoboth Beach.

2008 Delaware Press Women's Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year - Fried & True

2008 Winner of Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Non-fiction essays - Fried & True

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Hilarious and yet very poignant at times.
Lynda deGreif
Fix yourself a cocktail, settle back in a comfy chair, and enjoy your trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Rich Barnett
And so on. and so on and.... Now I've stopped with only four more to go.
Kathy Galloway

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
If ever there were a time for the release of this book that time is right now! Fay Jacobs is a treasure - a combination of Mark Twain, Lily Tomlin, Gertrude Stein, and Laurel and Hardy all wrapped up in one fine writer and humorist. Who knew all the ins and outs of the life in Rehoboth Beach? It is as pungent as diaries from Provincetown and West Hollywood and Fire Island with a solid dollop of laughter thrown in for good measure.

Jacobs take everyday occurrences that feed her columns and dishes them out like piquant soufflés at whose core dwells the humor that can be found in almost everything. Her take on politics (at times acerbic but with very good reason...), on interpersonal relationships, on life's embarrassing moments, and on simple observations of how people react to the world and to news of the day and to each other provides a much needed grounding. How this talented observer can turn sow's ears into silk purses is wonderfully puzzling and at all times entertaining. But another aspect of her writing is the manner in which she embraces her own sexuality and hence the sexuality of this apparently skewed population of Rehoboth Beach and makes it so very normal and universal, never for a moment biting or moaning about injustices or prejudices, but instead replacing those tendencies with down home humor. We need a lot of Fay Jacobs around, but sense she is a unique lady we must all grab her books and .... breathe! Grady Harp, August 11
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By golfingfool on March 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
Okay, I laughed so hard when I read Fay Jacob's first book, "As I Lay Frying" , in 2004 that I had to either get depends or have surgery---I opted for the surgery. Then she wrote "Fried and True", which made me cry and laugh and cry again--the beautiful story of Anyda and Muriel's life together. At least no surgery was needed after this one. Now, she comes out with "For Frying Out Loud", and I'm so grateful the surgery was a success and I can laugh all day, because this book keeps you laughing and makes you want more! So please Fay, say there's a 4th book in the works somewhere!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elisa on December 25, 2011
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Also Best Lesbian Book (1° place)

Aside from being a wonderful recounting of the changing life experience of moving from New York City to Rehoboth Beach, For Frying Out Loud is a journal that is right of all spectrum of the LGBT readers and more. Some of the stories Fay Jacobs tells are your ordinary experiences, like the "danger" of taking a plane (and danger doesn't arrive from the terrorist), or the little trouble of moving into small town USA and being the "stranger" from the city, but other are important steps in her life, experience that will change her life, and that of her partner, forever.

Fay Jacobs is lesbian, and proud to be, and she writes memoirs; for her is really important to highlight what is the "common" culture of LGBT people, what is important to preserve, what is her own experience meeting the "big names" of the LGBT activism, like Barbara Gittings, but also the new voices like Mark Doty or Robert Leleux.

In everything she writes there is humor, but most important, humor on herself; Fay Jacobs is able to take a clever looks on what is happening around her, but at the same time to criticize herself, her knowledge and even her own looks. Fay Jacobs realizes how important is to be up to date with the new technologies, with Facebook, Twitter and even with the Wii, but she is also aware that is not the real world, and so she "fights" with them, arriving to the right balance of using what is necessary, but nothing more.

Fay Jacobs is clever, funny, sometime with a look of scorn upon things, but mostly with the desire of trying everything, always, and full frontal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Lind on September 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Think of author/activist Fay Jacobs as kind of a lesbian Andy Rooney, the longtime curmudgeonly commentator on "60 Minutes." Of course, Fay is much more good natured and humorous, as she comments on life's little challenges and adventures, ranging from national events and her travels with her partner, to what she sees from her front porch in Rehoboth Beach. Who can't relate to problems with crowded airlines, food cravings, home improvement projects that go horribly wrong, dealing with medical insurance, online shopping, and keeping up with technology? Fay also tackles the issues of same-sex marriage, political correctness, homophobia, and her personal experiences in being a transplanted NYC resident now dealing with small town politics and a very different culture in small town Delaware.

It's an intelligent, hysterically funny and occasionally poignant look at how we live today, with hopes for tomorrow. Recommended for everyone, male or female, gay or straight. Five stars out of five.

- Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia A. Chadwick on July 30, 2011
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AS THE TABLE TURNSFay Jacobs has done it again with her truly funny and very timely collection of stories For Frying Out Loud! Jacob's keen eye for details, odd and otherwise, her wry wit and spot on delivery has her readers nodding our heads (and wiping our eyes) along with her insights. The cleverly titled chapters with headings like: "Nobody Asked, Nobody Told," "Up Yours Truly," and "Landscaping for Dummies," give us the range of topics upon which Jacobs waxes with poignant and candid humor. But it is her piece "For Muriel" about the trailblazing publishers of Naid, one the first lesbian presses, which demonstrates the depth of Jacobs ability to evoke not only humor but a sense of honor in her subject matter. Jacobs dedication to her own work, issues of our times, as well as serving as a keeper of our past makes her one a literary gem of our times.
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