I'm Just Saying: A Collection of Essays

I'm Just Saying: A Collection of Essays

by Sarah Smiley
     
 
For nearly five years, Sarah Smiley has been entertaining readers of her syndicated newspaper column "Shore Duty" with tales of being a military wife and mother of three young boys. Now Smiley's best work is gathered in a 288-page paperback collection. The book includes forewords by Carol Leifer and Ward Carroll.
With commentary on everything from husbands who

Overview

For nearly five years, Sarah Smiley has been entertaining readers of her syndicated newspaper column "Shore Duty" with tales of being a military wife and mother of three young boys. Now Smiley's best work is gathered in a 288-page paperback collection. The book includes forewords by Carol Leifer and Ward Carroll.
With commentary on everything from husbands who leave their lunch on top of their car to Amish Friendship Bread and why children are always bumping heads, Smiley's writing "is funny, smart and real," says Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979110313
Publisher:
Ballinger Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,188,826
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Tim Bete
"Witty, whimsical and wise, [ I'm Just Saying...] will put a grin on your face."--(Tim Bete, Director of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, author of Guide To Pirate Parenting)
Celeste Palermo
"Insightful. Patriotic. Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. This delightful read will remind you of the universal (and hilarious) lessons of motherhood and give you a renewed appreciation for military families. With insight and humor, Sarah Smiley helps us understand the sacrifices of military families and reminds us how essential it is to be able to laugh at ourselves. This collection of stories shares the myriad of blessings universal to motherhood."--(Celeste Palermo, author The Coffee Mom's Devotional and From the Red Tees)
Karin Gillespie
"In Sarah Smiley's wonderfully wacky world, Santa speaks Pig Latin, fat clothes are never discarded, and Amish Friendship bread becomes frightfully unfriendly. I'm Just Saying ...hilariously documents the misadventures of a military family. Each column is a carefully polished gem."--(Karin Gillespie, author of Dollar Daze)

Meet the Author

Sarah Smiley is a military wife, author and columnist. Sarah's column "Shore Duty" is syndicated to newspapers and magazines across the country. Sarah's first book, Going
Overboard, chronicles her life as a military wife. Most known for her accounts of raising three boys, Sarah's military writing embodies the non-traditional aspects of military
wives and brings to life an area long avoided by others in the military community. Sarah currently lives in Maine with her husband and three sons.

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