PRAISE FOR SMILEY'S WRITING
"Funny, smart and real." - Dave Barry
"Three-beer honesty..." - Frank Cerabino, The Palm Beach Post
"An unexpected voice..." - The New York Times
"A witty observer of her life and times!" - The Times-Record
ABOUT THE BOOK
For nearly five years, Sarah Smiley has been entertaining readers of her weekly syndicated newspaper column, which reaches more than 2 million people. Now Smiley's best work is gathered in a collection published by Ballinger Publishing, due to be released August 15, 2008.
The 288-page paperback book includes forewords by Carol Leifer (former writer for "Saturday Night Live" and "Seinfeld," the basis for the character Elaine on "Seinfeld," and screenwriter for Paramount Television's proposed adaptation of Smiley's columns for a half-hour sitcom) and Ward Carroll (author, former Navy pilot, and current managing editor of Military.com).
With commentary on everything from husbands who leave their lunch on top of their car to Amish Friendship Bread and why children are always bumping heads, Smiley's writing will "put a grin on your face," says Time Bete, Director of the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop.