Reblogged from Barb Taub:
My new book, Life Begins When The Kids Leave Home And The Dog Dies, is available today on Amazon. It only took a week to put together—and thirty years to write.
This is the part where I thank my family, pets, friends, and total strangers for just being so hilarious I couldn’t help writing about you. And, while I’m eternally grateful to each of you—you know who you are!—there is another group who are far more responsible for this book. My readers. You are the generous, funny, responsive, humorous souls who’ve read, laughed, commented, occasionally snorted coffee over your monitor, and then read more. I wish I could give each of you a hug, but…well, there are laws about that sort of thing. So instead, here is your book. I hope you like it.
Chapter 1. A California girl named Barb met her prince of a guy. He was tall, dark, and handsome. (Actually, he was a Republican. But he was definitely tall.) They fell in love, and got married.
Chapter 2. He brought her to his castle in England and they lived happily ever after. THE END**
**Luckily, 35+ years of living happened between Chapters 1 and 2, giving Barb plenty of material for this collection (in no particular chronological order) from her newspaper columns, articles, blog posts, and that time she killed Mom.
And that’s before Chapter 3 even starts.