damsel in dis mess: girlie antics and other shenanigans by Patty Clarkdamsel in dis mess: girlie antics and other shenanigans by Patty Clark

damsel in dis mess: girlie antics and other shenanigans

byPatty Clark

Paperback | May 10, 2017

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Patty Clark has a knack for seeing the humor in the hum-drum and finding entertainment in life’s messes. In her collection of short stories filled with intellectual humor and self-deprecating prose, the reader will find a new way to look at life's challenges. Her humorous, stream-of-consciousness style on everday topics will remind you of the late Erma Bombeck, if you're old enough to remember her. 

This collection of screwball short essays are a self-help program in disguise: let the Damsel teach you how to make marmalade out of rotting lemon rinds rescued from the compost heap. You’ll snort and bray with laughter as her off-kilter references to uniquely American pop icons slam straight into your funny bone. A Damsel story a day, will keep your funny bone in good health!

Title:damsel in dis mess: girlie antics and other shenanigansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.55 inPublished:May 10, 2017Publisher:Build.Buzz.Launch. Media & PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1619847000

ISBN - 13:9781619847002

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Editorial Reviews

“You are going to enjoy this collection of Patty Clark’s stories. Her humorous stream-of- consciousness style on down-to-earth, everyday topics will remind you of the late Erma Bombeck, if you’re old enough to remember her. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to add a little humor, mixed with just enough reality to create a unique perspective on life in suburban America. -Peter J. Cook, Publisher of The Parson’s Sun newspaper, Kansas“Not since the days of Erma Bombeck have I read and enjoyed such witty and self-deprecating prose. If she was still around today, Patty would be giving Ms. Bombeck a real run for her money and column space. Patty’s stories are always warmly anticipated and received because everyone can use a little levity in their lives. Go Patty! -Joe Moris, Peace Columnist for the Coast News, Encinitas, California“In Patty Clark’s collection of short stories, I am delighted to find validation for my own experiences. Not enough words can express her clever delivery of the human experience. These stories left me with a wonderful sense of freedom that one is not alone or completely crazy. What you can rely on in her work is the entertainment value coupled with the thoughts and emotions we all feel but may have never allowed ourselves to express. She takes ordinary experiences to a higher level of awareness, which not only amuses, but is also thought provoking with a twist of intellectual humor. Each one of Patty’s stories leaves the reader grasping for more.” -Penny Rothschild, Owner/Curator, Emerald C Gallery and Ruby P Gallery, Coronado, CaliforniaI have been a follower of Patty’s writing for years. Over time,, I have seen her humor sharpen, her prose become sleeker, her voice unique and deeply personal. She’s truly a pleasure to read.” -Marta Chausee, Author of Murder’s Last Resort“There’s an old saying: “When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.” Patty Clark does make lemonade, but she goes the extra step of letting it ferment into 80-proof fun. She transforms everyday vicissitudes into missiles of dissimilar similes and relevant irreverence. The eternal battle between body parts and gravity (spoiler, gravity is winning); the heroic beau and offsprings slings and arrows are all compiled into good snarky-humor and fun.” -Russell Shor, Gemological Institute of America, Inc.“In this hilarious book, Patty shares stories that only a few brave souls would have the guts to tell. She does it with ease because she walks her talk and is the real deal. Get ready to laugh and cry! -Katana Abbott, CFP, Life and Legacy Coach and host of Smart Women Talk Radio