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By Fay Jacobs
By Stefani Deoul
By Sarah Aldridge
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hilarious dispatches are funny, touching—and real. This is a true laugh
riot, as Fay wittily takes on sexuality, politics, relationships, and day-to-day
Out Book Club
widespread and sometimes irreverent humor has universal appeal… She aims her
potshots with puckish charm, comedic grace, and a mischievous wink. Do your
funny bone a favor and buy this book!”
"Her columns... are laugh out loud funny and the best part is that Jacobs
is sincere...those reading her for the first time will understand why she's such
a beloved columnist."
van Ingen - Lambda
that these hilarious stories deserve a wider audience!”
Association of Press Women 2009 Awards judges
portrayed in these stories run the gamut. Every tale is masterfully told—these
memorable memoirs… are both pleasure and treasure.
Anna Furtado - JustAboutWrite!
Every bit as sardonic, witty, sarcastic
& insightful as her first book... but her memories in Fried
of publishers Anyda Marchant and Muriel Crawford give this book extra heart.
Richard LaBonte, San Francisco Bay Times
Fay’s columns on and off over the years. They’re perfect as discrete
pieces, as Fay has the good stand-up comic’s flare for coming full
circle—wrapping everything up neatly and getting one last joke in before
saying “Good night.” They become a thing of power, though, when
arranged back-to-back in book form. You get a sense of the passage of
seasons, illnesses (and home improvement projects) suffered…
Lambda Book Report
Jacobs’ books are very smart, very funny, very insightful. These books will
appeal to everyone.
Pride &Joy Bookstore
She has the
sarcastic wit of the best political commentators, and little that has occurred
in the past few years escapes her piercing pen. If you've had the pleasure of
meeting Fay and hearing her read her own work, you'll also be eager for the day
when her works appear on CD; she's that funny. Meanwhile, go online and get your
copy of her books. Perfect summer (or anytime) reading.
Pines Inn Newsletter
tells a funny story so well about moving to Rehoboth that everyone will be
heading for the shore.”
resonate with warmth, candid humor, and the unabashed joy of finding one's
place" -- --“
2011 National Federation of Press Women
Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2011 Goldie Award from Golden Crown
Literary Society (Essays & Short Stories)
2011 Book of the Year DE Press Assn.
Nomination Over the Rainbow Award
American Library Association
Independent Publishers IPPY Award, ForeWord humor Book of the Year,
American Library Association Rainbow Book Award and more!
just take our word for it!
Magazine, Bob Lind:
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.
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.
Here's a word from author Radclyffe
& funny man Bruce Vilanch
Frying Out Loud
is everything we've come to expect from Fay Jacobs--humorous, insightful, and
savvy. Fay finds universal messages in every day experiences, entertaining while
reminding us of all that binds us together. Laugh out loud at the home
improvement story from Hell, and ponder the truths we often fail to see beside
us in ”Stranger than Fiction."
cry, and above all, rejoice with Fay Jacobs' newest collection!" -- Radclyffe,
author of Trauma Alert and as L.L. Raand, The Midnight Hunter series
gay world's best kept secret is Rehoboth Beach & Rehoboth's worst kept
Fay Jacobs, who has been making warm, funny & completely authentic
observations from her spot under an umbrella for years. Read her at some other
resort, then put down your book and head for hers."
Vilanch, Hollywood Squares icon,
screenwriter, Emmy winner, and comedy writer for the Oscars
As I Lay Frying -
a Rehoboth Beach Memoir
Now in its 3rd printing:
book that word of mouth built!
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has been called "The Nation's Summer
Capital" ever since the families of U.S. Senators & Congressmen discovered its beauty
& charm, spending summers in Rehoboth to escape the oppressive heat & humidity of Washington, DC. Later, Rehoboth became another kind of refuge, when the gay
& lesbian communities of the Mid-Atlantic found a beach resort to call their own.
In 1995, writer Fay Jacobs & her partner Bonnie literally cruised into town
& discovered the unique charm of this seaside community. Almost immediately, Fay began chronicling her life as a Rehoboth weekender in a column that appeared in the magazine
Letters from CAMP Rehoboth. In the years that followed, Fay's Rehoboth fans have followed her smart, witty columns as Fay & Bonnie made the transition from visitors to regulars to locals.
Fay's unique voice & her willingness to bare it all in print turned her fans into a sort of extended family.
Together, the essays tell a story that is sometimes provocative, sometimes political, occasionally heartwarming,
& always hilarious.
Now a trilogy!
The "Frying" Series....
For Frying Out Loud
Rehoboth Beach Diaries
Jacobs is back! The author of As I Lay Frying and Fried & True
returns with more wise & witty
recollections about contemporary life in general and more specifically life in
Rehoboth Beach, a small resort town on the Delaware Coast.
these essays tell a story that is sometimes provocative, sometimes
political, occasionally heartwarming & always hilarious.
treat for longtime fans & new readers alike For
Frying Out Loud is a collection of Fay’s latest columns plus some new,
never published material.
Fried & True - Tales from
the 2008 National
Women's Press Association
Book of the Year Award for humor!
2008 Golden Crown Literary Award
In Fried & True, Fay takes
you inside the remarkable lives of two Rehoboth
icons, sharing her
close friendship with legendary feminist author Sarah Aldridge (the pen name of
wrote 14 classic novels and founded, with her partner Muriel Crawford,
Naiad Press – arguably the most successful feminist publishing house in the
country in the 1970s and 80s. Fay’s friendship with the founders of Naiad
& then A&M Books gives readers
an extraordinary & very personal glimpse of two lives bravely &d gloriously
"Her columns... are laugh out loud funny
& the best part is that Jacobs is sincere...those who enjoyed Jacobs' first
collection will not be disappointed & those reading her for the first time
will understand why she's such a beloved columnist."
Lambda Book Report
From provocative to
political, from heartwarming to hilarious, Fay’s written voice invites readers
in as friends, & she once again introduces us to the unique inhabitants of
. Much of the focus this time is on her close friendship with two of the most
famous locals, couple Sarah Aldridge &
Muriel Crawford, whom Fay credits for
helping her become an “accidental publisher.”
Insightout Book Club