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Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection: Stories That Tickle the Funny Bone by [Stern, Lois, Hurst-Nicholson, Jan, Peluso, Micki, DiGruttolo, Rod, Hofstadter, Cami, Newhouse, Mark, Shwaiko, David, Laitner, Mort, Henry, Alastair, Ianella, Frank]
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Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection
ISBN: 9781518678790
Reviewed By Monique Franklin
Official Apex Reviews Rating: *****
Oftentimes, what one person finds funny will barely crack a smile on the face of another;
likewise, even the most staid of individuals can find himself in an uproar over material that
falls flat when presented to a more fun-loving personality.
The aforementioned sentiments apply as easily to books as anything else, but in
Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection, editor Lois W. Stern skillfully transcends the perils of relative humor in compiling a thoroughly humorous collection of short stories. Gathered from various individuals from all walks of life, The Crystal Collection highlights a plethora of different emotions and experiences, spreading the humor in indiscriminate fashion. From youthful attempts at avoiding punishment to the verity of being a redhead - to yes, even a chicken zombie - The Crystal Collection is sure to open readers' eyes to, and help boost their appreciation of, the lighter side of life. Highly recommended.
Linda Maria Frank
Author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series , Host of The Writers Dream cable TV show

The crystal is the perfect representation for the humorous stories in this Tales2Inspire Crystal Collection. These stories are well formed observations, funny with sharp edges. Crystals, too, are perfectly geometric and precise, enabling the viewer to look through them and see the world from a different perspective.

From the Author

Because humor often uplifts our spirits, I wanted to create a collection of funny Tales2Inspire stories to inspire us all. In the process, I uncovered some of the magic ingredients of humorous stories- the kind that hold more universal appeal. High on the list arre stories with self-deprecating humor, where the author was willing to show their vulnerability, even laugh at their own insecurities. You'll find some good ones to fit that category in the chapters titled 20/20 Hindsight and People, Like Ice-cream, Come in Many Flavors. Next came stories showing the innocence of childhood,. You will find some real cute ones in the Kids Will Be Kids chapter. A third successful humor pattern was the depiction of common frustrations, challenges or predicaments in a laughable way. Check out the Mixed Blessings section for some clever stories meeting that criteria. 
Although 'relatability' is high on the successful humor hit parade, one can rarely predict which stories a given reader will best relate to. After all, we don't know the reader's history of personal experiences. Some experiences are common to many while others are unique. I do know one of the Love in Bloom stories really hit home to me, but I'm not telling which one. (You might not be able to identify with it at all! See what I mean?)

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  • File Size: 924 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1518678793
  • Publisher: Tales2Inspire® (November 16, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 16, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0184JSI7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,472,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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