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Connie Corcoran Wilson

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Laughing through Life
by Connie Corcoran Wilson   

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Category: 

Humor

Publisher:  Quad City Press ISBN-10:  0982444834 Type: 
Pages: 

172

Copyright:  July, 2011 ISBN-13:  9780982444832
Non-Fiction

"Laughing through Life" is the book of funny essays and observations that critics have called "Erma-Bombeck-meets-David-Sedaris," with hilarious results. Some political anecdotes that will appeal primarily to critics of "W."

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift for Laughter, October 15, 2011
 
This review is from: Laughing through Life (Paperback)

Connie Corcoran Wilson connects dead-bang with readers' funnybones with her hilarious takes on the absurdities of life. Like Erma Bombeck and Jean Kerr before her, Ms. Wilson excavates the funny from life's reversals, frustrations and revelations. With a strong progressive slant, the author takes on politics, teenagers, grandparenting, friendship and the foibles of being a human being on planet Earth in the 21st century. If you're looking for a laugh, you find plenty in LAUGHING THROUGH LIFE.


Excerpt

"Mooseferatu:"

Possible alternative titles for the film about Sarah Palin's illustrious career:
"Mooseferatu"
"To Kill and Field Dress A Mockingbird"
"Children of a Lesser Todd"
"The Devil Wears Mukluks"
"Citizen Vain"
"There Will Be Blood Libel"
"Blazing Prattle"
"Honey, I Exploited the Kids"
"No Country for Newspaper Reading Sissies"
"Close Encounters of the Third-Rate Kind"
"Nightmare on Elk Street"
"The Dumb Luck Club"
"All About Sarah"
"Dark Victory"
"Forgetting Sarah Palin"
"Children of the Corn Meet Children of the Candidate"
"I Can See Russia from my Seat Ringside at Dancing with the Stars"
"South from Alaska"
"Desperately Seeking Syntax"
"From Within Sight of Russia, With Love"
"The Todd Also Rises"
"Mama Grizzly Dearest"
"Birthers of a Nation"
"Must Hate Wolves"
"Motorcycle Mama"
"Driving Miss Dizzy"
"Death Panel Becomes Her"
"Belfries Are Ringing"
"I Know that You Quit Last Summer"
"Gone Is the Win"
"Dancing Toward the Dark"
"When Sarah Met Romney"
"The Shawshank Refudiation"
"Fear and Loathing in Des Moines"



Professional Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift for Laughter, October 15, 2011
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J.W. Comeau, "www.CountGore.com Book Reviewer" (Fairfax, VA, United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Laughing through Life (Paperback)
Connie Corcoran Wilson connects dead-bang with readers' funnybones with her hilarious takes on the absurdities of life. Like Erma Bombeck and Jean Kerr before her, Ms. Wilson excavates the funny from life's reversals, frustrations and revelations. With a strong progressive slant, the author takes on politics, teenagers, grandparenting, friendship and the foibles of being a human being on planet Earth in the 21st century. If you're looking for a laugh, you find plenty in LAUGHING THROUGH LIFE.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing Through Life with Connie Wilson, October 16, 2011
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This review is from: Laughing through Life (Paperback)
Despite the fact that I once knew little Connie Corcoran, (haven't seen her for almost 50 years!)and her natural wit and creative observations as Connie Corcoran Wilson do not surprise me, I am taken with how I harkened back to my first reading of Erma Bombek's If Life is a Bowl of Cherries...as I hooted and laughed out loud.I relate not so much as a fellow former midwesterner, but as a middle-aged human as I lived through her anecdotes after we lost track. e.g. The End!! I have to say many of her satirical stories bring a myriad of my own memories and maybe not so unexpectedly (to others) similarities in our philosophies and approaches to life.
Though I would not be considered a person of wit, I share hometown, old friends, her political views, golf inclinations, even career choice of teachers of "those teenagers", and probably some other similarities. But SHE has the gift of penning in such a humorous way, those universal stories of our lives that are historical, and hysterical, as well as they are current.....the working, career-oriented, politically active woman balancing those roles with wife and mother priorities as well. I recommend that you pick up the book and laugh through it as you relate to many of the anecdotes of life seen through Connie's eyes.


Bettendorf Librarian Hedy Hustedde
4.0 out of 5 stars Humor is good for you, October 10, 2011
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Hedy N.R. Hustedde (Davenport, Iowa USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Laughing through Life (Paperback)
This book of humorous essays was probably extra-funny for me because I live in the same geographic area the author does and recognized many of the situations and characters. I'm more like her politically too, so her ruthless commentary on that front amused me. However, her childhood experiences, dinner party foibles, cell phone aggravation, and medical malfunctions should be universal in reader recognition. This was an easy-to-read book perfect to have at your bedside table to dip into just before going to sleep. What could be better than a good chuckle at that time of day?


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Reader Reviews for "Laughing through Life"

Reviewed by Morgan McFinn 11/14/2011

Connie,

The synopsis and reviews suggest that your book would be a good read. However, I think the posted excerpt is very weak. It's just not funny...it's silly. Perhaps an essay or short story would do you more justice and attract a wider readership.

Good Luck!

Morgan



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