Lucille Rains was a jazz pianist and bassist in New York City until she became breadwinner of her household and left New York for the suburbs. She had been tuning her own piano right along, so it was inevitable that she would go into tuning to support her family. She happened to write a letter to the editor of the local newpaper that got the attention of the mayor, and she became the mayor's ghostwriter. The local editor also invited her to write a column. This unexpectedly launched a second career for her, in the writing field. When a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer put his stamp of approval on her writing, it led to her book of humorous essays, Ya Wanna Laugh? (Xulon Press, 2011). At present, Lucille Rains divides her time between tuning and writing. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Bad day? Then, buy Ya Wanna Laugh? by Lucille Rains to lift your mood! This book is a series of personal vignettes that are filled with a lifetime of quirky situations, quirky people, and even quirkier animals. My personal favorites are Rains' reflections on the animals in her life--especially the doggie tales of "Champ" and "Bear" and George's bull mastiff at the veternarian's. I laughed at these tales just like the guy on the cover!
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