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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419655329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419655326
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

As the most popular blogger in the Caribbean, Dear Miss Mermaid has dazzled islanders and tourists alike with tales of the tropics, local recipes, and informative weather reports for over twelve years, blogging daily at StormCarib.com and DearMissMermaid.com Though her identity is kept top secret, fans can't get enough of her daily writings of life in a strange island world and what she calls "the comedy of living on the edge of reason in the Caribbean".

More About the Author

Dear Miss Mermaid began as an island correspondent for StormCarib.Com (Tortola BVI page) and was writing daily posts for them long before the word "blog" was even invented.

Her humorous takes on island life quickly made her daily postings a popular read for folks around the world.

Her first book was a limited edition Cookbook "Fine Fare with Flair" which included funny anecdotes and stories, right in the middle of recipes. Proceeds from that book were used to rebuild her hurricane ravaged sailboat. Readers encouraged her to keep writing.

Eventually she wrote "Hurricanes and Hangovers (and other tall tales and loose lies from the coconut telegraph)" where names have been changed to protect the guilty!

She is currently working on three more books, and resides in the Caribbean with her cats, who sometimes have to step in write her daily posts and blogs when she is unwell or busy.

Recently, tragedy landed her in the hospital and someone brought her laptop for her to use since the ceiling she was staring at had such poor graphics. She began writing a hospital blog, that was both honest and hilarious at times.

http://dearmissmermaid.blogspot.com/

TO read more about her and her various blogs, see DearMissMermaid.com

Customer Reviews

If you haven't been to the BVI, get with it!You will still be laughing out loud!
Dinghy Cap'n Jack
This book gives a glimpse of life in the Virgin Islands as seen thru the rose-colored sunglasses of a transplant who loves the people and places in the islands.
N of 8
Miss Mermaid is a great writer and story teller and I enjoyed the book very much.
Trude

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bayou Child on December 1, 2008
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If you've not yet been exposed to the humor of Miss Mermaid, then you're in for a treat! This wild and whacky selection of her tales from the Caribbean will have you rolling on the floor laughing! Meet a host of unique, intriguing characters... Jungle Jim who advertises outings with his "Charter the Derelict!" cards... Da-Fema-Mon, flummoxed by islanders' lack of addresses, house numbers, shoes, and other hilarious irregularities, finally gives up and goes total island bonkers... Grace Klutz, a wild and whacky import... and numerous other delightful, colorful folks who bring you miles of smiles... Well, as the author says, "Mon, d'is island life be something different!" And so it is! For a fun read, with a dose of bawdiness and badness, take a sip of Miss Mermaid's little island masterpiece. You won't regret it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Blokland on March 29, 2010
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Thoroughly enjoyed the mad and racy world of the BVI, which is so completely different from the so-called urbane and civilised world of the big cities - whether they be in the UK or the US. Living in an island myself, I can almost identify with the irreverent and nearly lawless nature of the BVI. Characters are larger than life and well depicted. Be prepared to chuckle regularly!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By horselady on February 13, 2013
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If you have ever spent time in the islands you will understand and laugh. Great beach read makes you start planning a trip
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Theodore L. Pack on October 27, 2012
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The stories are both funny and captivating. Reading them is like a vacation to the islands and all the characters residing there. All I want is more more more. Terrific writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D Robison on October 5, 2012
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All I can say is if you're a parrot head or just someone who enjoys a good vacation read for the beach, give it a look; you won't be sorry you did.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Smith on May 15, 2010
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Before I went to the West Indies I read Herman Wouk's 'Don't Stop the Carnival' which at the time I thought could only be a fantasy. It wasn't......he got it right. I've waited some 20 or more years to find another read which captures 'island life' and Dear Miss Mermaid tells it vividly. Centered on her experiences in the Virgin Islands from her American viewpoint, she encapsulates the essence of living and working afloat and ashore in the Caribbean in all 16 of her colourful stories. A 'Must Take' if you are fortunate enough to be going to any of the magical Caribbean islands of sun, sea and sky,......and if you are not....dream on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Racel on January 31, 2014
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Wide variety of stories. Each funny and thought provoking. Not sure whether I want to move to the Caribbean now or not!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jones on January 27, 2014
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Got this book on my Kindle Fire. Miss Mermaid tells her stories well. I could feel the sweltering heat when she addressed the rat problem on her boat, smell the bar at the poker game and delight in the frustrations visited upon "da FEMA mon"! Let her take you to the islands, mon.
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