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For Shrieking Out Loud

by Joyce Faulkner

      Move aside Erma Bombeck; Joyce Faulkner has arrived with her newest book, For Shrieking Out Loud. This collection contains hilarious, often poignant, short stories and essays covering many topics, some of which include bears visiting a picnic with friends, a gathering of astronauts, ghosts, eBay, grandmothers, and the Dog Whisperer, to name a few.

I have my personal favorites, like her discussion of cornfields, which remind her of the movies North by Northwest, Planet of the Apes, and Field of Dreams. Then there’s her run-in with a mechanic and trying to buy a car with a stick shift, her hilarious shorts on "Why Women Say No," and "The Ball Game." We can all identify with these events and the many others she includes in this wonderful collection.

Joyce Faulkner is also a marvelous author, and these essays are written as though to a friend. Certainly, by the time you finish her book, you will feel a kinship with this humorous and talented author. Each of Joyce’s observations will touch a familiar memory and make you laugh out loud. Some of them will, no doubt, even touch your heart, as they did mine, and make you think.

For Shrieking Out Loud is definitely on my keeper shelf, waiting to be read over and over again and make me smile.

The Book

Red Engine Press
September 1, 2007
Trade Paperback
Adult/Young Adult Humorous Essays / Short stories
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The Reviewer

Linda Morelli
Reviewed 2007
NOTE: Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Lani's Challenge, Shadow of Doubt and Fiery Surrender. She is also an Associate Editor for Port Town Publishing and Historical Editor for Gotta Write Network Online.
© 2007