Pull Yourself Up by Your Bra Straps: And Other Quacker Wisdom

Overview

Jeanne Bice is funny, vivacious, and larger than life. She's also a self-made woman. Ten years ago, when she began selling her line of "Quacker Factory" brand clothing on QVC, she barely had two pennies to rub together. But from the moment she hit the airwaves, she became one of the network's most popular guests. While her sparkly, whimsical sweaters drew raves, viewers really tuned in for Jeanne herself—for her wit and wisdom, and for her inspiring story of pulling herself up—well, by her bra straps. Now Jeanne ...

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Overview

Jeanne Bice is funny, vivacious, and larger than life. She's also a self-made woman. Ten years ago, when she began selling her line of "Quacker Factory" brand clothing on QVC, she barely had two pennies to rub together. But from the moment she hit the airwaves, she became one of the network's most popular guests. While her sparkly, whimsical sweaters drew raves, viewers really tuned in for Jeanne herself—for her wit and wisdom, and for her inspiring story of pulling herself up—well, by her bra straps. Now Jeanne has compiled her signature stories and the lessons she's learned into a quirky, quacky book that will resonate with her fans—thousands of women who call themselves "Quackers" and greet one another by saying, "Quack, quack, quack!"

Each chapter is a colorful lesson told in Jeanne's folksy, endearing voice, with advice like "If you can't lose it, decorate it!" and "Take a leap—and grow your wings on the way down." Reading these stories will lift your spirits, bring a smile to your face, and empower you to make your dreams come true.

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Editorial Reviews

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September 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the first appearance of Quacker Factory founder Jeane Bice on QVC. Self-proclaimed Quacker Bice has not only achieved impressive sales with her sparkly sweaters and whimsical garb; her sunny, larger-than-life personality has made her an American folk icon. In Pull Yourself Up by Your Bra Straps, she dispenses quacky wisdom and endearing vignettes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401302351
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 9/21/2005
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Bice is the founder and proprietor of the Quacker Factory clothing company. Once an amateur crafter, Bice had to turn her hobby into a business when her husband died, leaving her with two children to raise. Discovered during a QVC entrepreneur hunt, Bice's clothing is now one of the most popular lines sold on the channel. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. You can learn more about Jeanne and the Quacker Factory at www.quackerfactory.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Meet the Head Quack ix
1 Playing House 1
2 Just Ducky 5
3 Liar 8
4 Aunt Lena & Uncle Joe 12
5 My Baby Brother, Dick 17
6 Where Do All the Voices Come From? 21
7 The Cashmere Sweater 25
8 Keep Talking 31
9 Life's Gravy 35
10 I'm Jeanne Bice 40
11 One Friend Leads to Another 45
12 Movin' On Up 51
13 An Old-Fashioned Christmas 53
14 Angels Don't Always Wear Wings 62
15 Coffee Break 70
16 Be Careful What You Wish For 73
17 The Asparagus Caper 80
18 Snowstorm 85
19 Life Sometimes Takes You to Pickett, Wisconsin 91
20 Everything's Possible 95
21 What Do Rich Women Do? 98
22 Just Another Perfect Day 101
23 You Can Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again 107
24 My Miracles Come by Phone 113
25 Suck It Up and Handle It! 118
26 I Give UP!! 122
27 Forgive & Forget 129
28 A Pot to Piss In, a Window to Throw It Out 133
29 Stop the Insanity! 139
30 So What's the Next Dream? 144
31 Unexpected Friend 150
32 A Gal's Gotta Do What a Gal's Gotta Do 154
33 I'm Not Perfect 155
34 The Two Questions 158
35 We Create Our Tomorrows by What We Dream Today 163
Afterword-Thank You! 167
Acknowledgments 171
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2005

    This book is WONDERFUL!

    This book took me back to my simple childhood days of playing house,school,building forts,etc.I have never read a entire book in one day but this one put me in such a good mood and I tell all the little stories,snippets of inspiration to my friends and they laugh and ask where I heard that story,to which I reply,if you want to hear more,read this book...WONDERFUL...

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