Fay Wrote Another Book…For Frying Out Loud

by Dave on November 7, 2010

It’s not every day that I get to hijack the famous “What’s Up With…” column, but today is one of those days. Simply put, it’s time to celebrate Fay and her new book, For Frying Out Loud, the completion of her trilogy on Rehoboth Beach.

“The first book covered many years from 1996-2003,” said Fay over coffee this week at Arena’s in Lewes, “and it was a collection of my columns from Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, and the second book was centered around the story of Anyda Marchant and Muriel Crawford, who started the Naiad Press and A&M Books. This third book is a collection of my columns from 2006 until now, and included the award-winning article I wrote for Delaware Beach Life, called The Gaying Of Rehoboth.”

A treat for longtime fans and new readers alike 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’ witty way of describing universal experiences in her utterly unique voice will keep you laughing, smiling and relating page after page.

Not only has Jacobs received raves from reviewers, but her writer colleagues have taken notice. Bruce Vilanch, Hollywood Squares icon, screenwriter, Emmy winner, and comedy writer for the Oscars says “The world’s best-kept secret is Rehoboth Beach and Rehoboth’s worst-kept secret is Fay Jacobs, who has been making warm, funny and completely authentic observations from her spot under an umbrella for years.”

Best-selling author Radclyffe, author of Trauma Alert and as L.L. Raand, The Midnight Hunter series says “For Frying Out Loud is everything we’ve come to expect from Fay Jacobs–humorous, insightful, and savvy. Fay finds universal messages in every day experiences, entertaining while reminding us of all that binds us together. Laugh out loud at the home improvement story from Hell, and ponder the truths we often fail to see beside us in ”Stranger than Fiction.” Laugh, cry, and above all, rejoice with Fay Jacobs’ newest collection!”

Fay’s post-trilogy future includes venturing out beyond Rehoboth to tell the stories of other towns.

“What we’re going to do now is go travel in our RV,” Fay adds, “and over the years I’ve heard from people all over who have read the books, and so we’re going to go see what their lives are like in their town!”

Fay takes pride in the fact that her books have had a positive impact on everything from Rehoboth tourism to the way women relate to their parents.

“One of the things that’s important to me is that a lot of women have told me that they’ve given my books to their parents, as a window into gay life as successful, career people who travel and enjoy life,” Fay said. “Sometimes parents have these terrible thoughts that their gay children are going to have horrible lives, and this book says ‘Oh, no, no, no. Au contraire!’”

For Frying Out Loud has a retail price of $17, but signed copies are available at a discount at www.aandmbooks.com. The books will also be available locally at Atlantic Books, Browseabout Books and Proud Bookstore among others.

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