My Love Is Free... But the Rest of Me Don't Come Cheap

My Love Is Free... But the Rest of Me Don't Come Cheap

by Paula Wall
     
 

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Awarded Best Humor Columnist of 1996 by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, P. S. Wall has tossed the nation on its funny bone with her nationally syndicated column "Off the Wall." Combining the irreverence of Dave Barry and the sass of Molly Ivins, P. S. Wall is as irresistible as that last piece of candy (but much better for you). From marriage to

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Awarded Best Humor Columnist of 1996 by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, P. S. Wall has tossed the nation on its funny bone with her nationally syndicated column "Off the Wall." Combining the irreverence of Dave Barry and the sass of Molly Ivins, P. S. Wall is as irresistible as that last piece of candy (but much better for you). From marriage to parenthood, from middle-age spread to what women really want, this hilarious collection takes it all on. Now, a few laughs compliments of P. S. Wall:

MEN: "Men are like food. When your girlfriend is dating a dip, it's up to you to tell her to lick those fingers clean and eat her peas and carrots like the rest of us."

WEIGHT: "A few years ago, I thought 'Fat Gram' was a rap singer. I drank whole milk like a kitten, didn't think twice about slathering mayo on a toasted cheese sandwich, and still had a stomach you could bounce a quarter on. Nowadays, I can't walk past the dairy section without my thighs curdling like cottage cheese."

MOTHERHOOD: "Whenever I start getting that maternal yearning, I borrow my nephew. After about two hours, I'm fully prepared to donate all my female organs to science."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tennessee-based syndicated columnist Wall is a force to be reckoned with. Her topics are her husband, "Sweetie," men in general, "girl talk," relatives, weight, clothing and food, and she has plenty to say about them. The paradox that Wall and her friends have yet to resolve is the lack of attention they get from their spouses. She wonders whether the cause in her case is her weight and inquires about liposuction for "the bag of fat between her neck and her ankles," but finally decides against it. And while her brunch buddies are categorizing men as scum and dirt balls, she consoles herself that on occasion Sweetie behaves like a lap dog rather than a wolf. On her bad days, Wall regrets she's not one of those lucky women who married gays. There's something touching about her self-deprecating brand of humor, which doesn't threaten but invites one to commiserateand laugh. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558535602
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.91(d)

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