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
From the Back Cover
Fay Jacobs is back! The author of As I Lay Frying and Fried & True returns with more wise and witty recollections about contemporary life in general and more specifically life in Rehoboth Beach, a small resort town on the Delaware Coast. A treat for longtime fans and new readers alike For Frying Out Loud is a collection of Fay s latest columns plus some new, never published material. It's provocative, political, occasionally heartwarming and reliably hilarious. Jacobs' witty way of describing universal experiences in her utterly unique voice will keep you laughing, smiling and relating page after page.
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