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Life and Laundry: Surviving the Spin Cycle [Kindle Edition]

Gay Wayman
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Book Description

If George Carlin and Erma Bombeck knew each other in the Biblical sense, their offspring would be genetically destined to view the world through Gay Wayman’s eyes. This “truth is better than fiction” salmagundi is a romp through life and living as only Wayman can spin it. It’s funny. Quirky. Tender. Sobering. It’s all here. Laughter, tears, philosophy and out right silliness. Common threads in our shared humanity. In one essay, Wayman recalls her 4-year-old nephew who couldn’t yet hear the difference between peanuts and penis. At a minor league baseball game, the peanut vendor wandered through the crowd hollering, “Get your peanuts………get your fresh, hot peanuts here.” Think about it. Her wee nephew did.


Product Details

  • File Size: 719 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wayman Writes; 1 edition (December 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DFA2LKE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #513,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read that left me smiling. November 20, 2013
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Gay's gift of words and storytelling make SPIN an enjoyable read. Creatively using vivid imagery, clever humor, and an amiable tone, it's a book that quickly welcomes itself into your hands. Whether she's writing about putting her baby sis in the mail or riding trees down a hill, Gay makes you feel like you're part of the story and involved in the action. In one of her stories Gay shares that Emmanuel Kant said, "We see things not as they are, but as we are." Gay's perception or perspective (or whatever you want to call it) of life is a beautiful one to read about... And adopt into your own life as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it! November 26, 2013
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What fun! This is a sweet book with wonderful stories of life told by a woman with a big heart and a great sense of humor. I laughed, cried, snickered, giggled and groaned with embarrassment with the people in the stories and their life events. As I read each story I felt Ms Wayman and I were sitting over lunch and she was relaying her stories to me personally. Very touching and inspiring book. I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-full and Hilarious! December 9, 2013
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You'll dive right into the "French Misconnection," and laugh out loud. Don't hold back. In fact, you should let it rip, because you'll need to get your gut in shape for all the laughter still ahead of you. And it's a good laughter, enjoyed at the expense of no one. Which, I think, is one of the points Ms. Wayman is trying to get across. Hers is a book about paying attention, with an eye toward the positive and a heart inclined to compassion. The power of it grows story upon story, and before you know it, your laughter is mixed with tears. Good tears. Tears that make you want to act better, be kinder, and laugh more often; especially at yourself. This book of treasures is a peak into the lifetime spiritual practice of one genuinely attentive woman, and it deserves our attention. Besides, everyone needs to know what a Nixie is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great quick read that will make you laugh and cry September 7, 2013
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Gay is a talented writer. She has a gift of translating the thoughts in her head onto the paper with such color and vividness that it made me feel like I was experiencing everything right along with her. I feel more enlightened about the world thanks to the retelling of short stories in this book. I found myself altering my perspectives on situations and people because of her insightfulness and life experiences. And I laughed, my goodness I laughed until I cried a couple of times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life with a sense of humor August 25, 2013
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The best way to manage the challenges of 21st Century living is with a commitment to do the right thing for the right reasons, to be willing to recognize the zaniness of life and finally add a huge dose of humor. Gay Wayman does all of that, and so much more. This gentle and delightful book tells of situations, not unlike those most of us have had at one time or another. The difference is she is willing to laugh and learn, while most of us skulk away, tail between our legs.
And even if we don't find ourselves in any of her short essays/observations about life, we are still entertained and charmed by them as we learn about life today. Please, please read and enjoy. You'll thank your lucky stars you found your way to this sweet book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Your New Best Friend! August 23, 2013
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Sit with Gay Wayman in the comfort of your home. She will regale you with poignant, silly, and insightful stories from her life experiences. Take her with you when you travel. Her companionship will make you laugh at her foibles as well as your own.
She's everything you ever hoped for in a best friend: honest, sincere, inquisitive, uplifting, and perceptive. Her superb storytelling makes ordinary life extraordinary. Life is remarkably richer because of her joy in living and appreciation of every moment.
Liane Cordes, author of The Reflecting Pond
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book to keep by the bed August 21, 2013
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Gay has a nice writing style that entertains as it informs. Short essays that you can read in a few minutes and ponder for a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touched my heart and funny-bone August 20, 2013
I just read Gay Waymen's book, Life and Laundry: Surviving the Spin Cycle, and I found it both funny and full of heart. These qualities show up in each chapter in which Gay discusses various experiences in her life. I loved the variety of topics, including travel, family relations, nature, work, spiritual practice, and times in her past (which reminded me of my own youth in the 60's and 70's). Gay has an exceptional ability to express herself with language and obviously enjoys playing with words. Great read!
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