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Life on Santa Claus Lane [NOOK Book]

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Here is a collection of wild and zany, hilariously funny stories about the life and adventures of a couple who have lived for over twenty years at a real address on Santa Claus Lane and--what else?--own a Christmas tree farm in--where else?--Texas! Darrell is a lazy, inefficient and ten-thumbed farmer who would rather write or do most anything except farm, even though he's the one who got them into it. Betty is his hard-working, efficient and competent wife. Darrell loves her dearly, and it's a wonder she has ...
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Life on Santa Claus Lane

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Overview

Here is a collection of wild and zany, hilariously funny stories about the life and adventures of a couple who have lived for over twenty years at a real address on Santa Claus Lane and--what else?--own a Christmas tree farm in--where else?--Texas! Darrell is a lazy, inefficient and ten-thumbed farmer who would rather write or do most anything except farm, even though he's the one who got them into it. Betty is his hard-working, efficient and competent wife. Darrell loves her dearly, and it's a wonder she has stayed with him, considering all the misadventures, escapades and hair-brained schemes he gets himself and his long-suffering wife into. These stories range from ravenous Bed & Breakfast guests who eat them out of house and home, the attack of the killer kittens, couch testing, wreath-making for dummies and many, many more, related in a style all Darrell's own. If you can get through this book without laughing until your ribs are sore, you are a rare exception and haven't got a funny bone in your body.
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Editorial Reviews

Pamela Johnson
Warm, witty and delightful! Like sitting around the kitchen table swapping stories with family. Darrell Bain has all the makings of an old-time storyteller. Seeing the absolute twisted humor in everyday life on the farm. His wife, Betty, must be a saint! ... Few books have the ability to attach themselves so easily to your heart as those that tell of 'real-life' views on the everyday...
Tracy Eastgate
I have read a few humor books and have never laughed as much as I did with this one. Don't be fooled by thinking that this is just another guy trying to tell a funny story, this goes beyond that. The author definitely succeeds here. When you need a good laugh, chuckle or smile, grab this book, it will definitely provide one for you.
Kim Genoa
Life On Santa Claus Lane by Darrell Bain is Sensational. I've never laughed or smiled so much reviewing a story. Darrell's true adventures will remind you of some of your fondest memories growing up or time shared with loved ones. If you're looking to give the gift of laughter this holiday season, this is one book you can't pass up.
Sandy Cummins
Darrell Bain has an excellent humor book called Life On Santa Claus Lane... I must warn people against it though, it can be embarrassing. I was editing it while in the waiting room at my Chiropractor's Office and got to a particularly funny part, and everyone was staring at me like I was insane! Apparently not only had I cracked up audibly, but I had tears streaming down my face!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000084045
  • Publisher: Twilight Times Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 747 KB

Meet the Author

Darrell is the author of about two dozen books, in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to non-fiction and a few humorous works which are sort of fictional non-fiction, if that makes any sense. He has even written for children. For the last several years he has concentrated on humor and science fiction, both short fiction, non-fiction (sort of) and novels. He is currently writing the fourth novel in the series begun with Medics Wild.

Darrell served thirteen years in the military and his two stints in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild. Darrell has been writing off and on all his life but really got serious about it only after the advent of computers. He purchased his first one in 1989 and has been writing furiously ever since.

While Darrell was working as a lab manager at a hospital in Texas, he met his wife Betty. He trapped her under a mistletoe sprig and they were married a year later. Darrell and Betty own and operate a Christmas tree farm in East Texas which has become the subject and backdrop for many of his humorous stories and books.
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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Funny

    There was some really funny stories that were told in this book....his poor wife...lol!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2007

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    And for Darrell Bain, life at home is filled with more funny and unusual experiences than a stocking is filled with goodies on Christmas morning. Life on Santa Claus Lane is a collection of amusing stories detailing Bain¿s life on a Christmas tree farm in East Texas along with his spouse, dog, and two cats. You certainly won¿t be disappointed with Bain¿s down-home, tongue-in-cheek style and quirky perceptions of life. 'Per evidence of his definition of the actual use of a tape measure: ¿There is no actual use for this tool because it mysteriously disappears whenever anything needs measuring.¿' But don¿t look for any talk about sex, because that topic is emphatically off limits. Just ask Darrell¿s wife. The exploits of their dog, Biscuit, however, is fair game. Through it all Bain spins a sequence of tales that provide smirks of familiarity, chuckles of amusement, or downright, out-loud laughter. Wait till you read about ¿The Great Closet Expedition¿ or learn of his ironclad memory in ¿A Simple Errand.¿ Even putting up a garden tent can be quite an adventure where Bain is concerned. Whatever happens on Santa Claus Lane, you can be sure Darrel Bain will tell us about it in a fun and entertaining fashion. This book is a great read, and I highly recommend it!

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