For Frying Out Loud: Rehoboth Beach Diaries
For Frying Out Loud: Rehoboth Beach Diaries

For Frying Out Loud: Rehoboth Beach Diaries

by Fay Jacobs

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Fay Jacobs returns with more wise and witty recollections about life in Rehoboth Beach. For Frying Out Loud is a collection of Fay s latest columns plus some new, never published material. It's provocative, political, occasionally heartwarming and reliably hilarious. Jacobs' utterly unique voice will keep you laughing, smiling and relating page after page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612940762
Publisher: Bywater Books MI
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Series: Tales from Rehoboth Beach
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A native New Yorker, Fay Jacobs spent 30 years in Washington, DC working in journalism, public relations and theater. She is the former publisher of A&M Books, a successor to the legendary Naiad Press. Her first book, As I Lay Frying – a Rehoboth Beach Memoir (2004) is in its 4th printing. A second essay collection, Fried&True – Tales from Rehoboth Beach won the 2008 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year for Humor. Her third book, For Frying Out Loud – Rehoboth Beach Diaries won a ForeWord Reviews Humor Book of the Year, a Goldie Award, Independent Publishers Award, American Library Association Over the Rainbow award and the 2011 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year Award. Her most recent book Time Fries: Aging Gracelessly in Rehoboth Beach won the 2013 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year for Humor. Her latest project is a reading, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, which is currently being performed at GLBT events, conferences and in theatres around the country.

Fay teaches classes in humor writing, editing and memoir and has written for The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, The Advocate, Curve Magazine and more. She lives in Rehoboth with Bonnie, her wife of 33 years, and a Miniature Schnauzer named Windsor.

Table of Contents


Big Apple to Big Scrapple 1

Going to Extremes 4

A Whirlwind Friendship 8

Moon Over the Military 12

You Can Go Home Again 15

Film, Finally, at 11 19

An Age-Old Ritual 23

Gay, Gay, Gay Gay, Gay 26

A Whole Lotta Ugly horn a Whole Bunch of Stupid 30

I Should Live So Long 34

The Terrorists Have Won, Part Two 38

Attention Melting Pot. Gay Is a Culture 42

Tune in for the Fry Babies 45

Where are the Dykes on Bikes? 49


Oh Come All Ye Fruitcakes 52

Anchors Aweigh, It's Gay 55

Shredding Some Light 59

Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay 62

Falling In Love Again 65

The Handwriting Is on the Wall 69

Is It Real or Is It "Memoir"? 73

Apocalypse in 2012? 77

Adding Insult to Injury 80

I Will Not Be Erased 83

Too Darn Hot 86

Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local 89

I'm Here, I'm Queer, I'm Talking About It 93

Winds of Change 96

Only as Old as You Feel??? 99

The Bitch on the Dashboard 102


I (sort of) Witnessed History 105

Crying Wii, Wii, Wii all the Way Home 109

Schnauzerhaven Under Siege 112

Floundering on the High Seas 116

Going Bats 120

The Gayest Week Ever 123

I'm All Atwitter 127

Mermaids and Satyrs Unite! 130

The Gayby Boom 133

Climb Ev'ry Mountain 136

Eight is Enough 140

What Comes Around 143

Health Insurance Isn't Insurance; It's Pre-paid Healthcare 147

March On! 151

Expedia Dot Bomb 154

How Rehoboth Lived Up to Its Biblical Name 158


It's a Small Ride Alter All 171

The Snowpocalypse! 175

Are Wii or Are Wii Not Fit? 179

Home Improvement Porn 182

Thanks for the Mammeries: Pre-Quake Sunday 186

A Rolling Home Gathers No Moss 189

Get Your Summer Read On! 193

My Name Is Fay J, and I Am a Carboholic 195

Who are the Real Boobs Here? 198

What's Up With Your Vuvuzela? 201

Positively Stranger Than Fiction 203

Better Him Than Me, But Still 207

Mort Rubenstein, 91: Madison Avenue Ad Man 211

I Have Questionable Content. Woo-Hoo! 214

Fay and Bonnie's Fabulous Rv Adventure 217

The Times They/Are a Changin'… or Are They 226

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For Frying Out Loud -Rehoboth Beach Diaries 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
sallybeeSB More than 1 year ago
Fay Jacobs is funny, beyond the abbreviated LOL - Jacobs is laugh out loud funny. Except when she gets all political and activist, then she may or may not be funny, but she's always interesting and thought provoking.