Marcia Wallace has been making people laugh on television for thirty years. And while her career includes the long running role as Carol the receptionist on "The Bob Newhart Show" and an Emmy winning role as Mrs Krabappel on "The Simpsons" - her greatest success has been weathering her own stormy life. Note the title, please! This is a life lived out to the edges, dominated by a powerful life force and her big personality. She's been through it all, can share her turbulent life and make us laugh and cry with her along the way. She's a likely successor to the late Erma Bombeck, a down-to-earth wit who can use the stuff of her own experiences to reach American women. Erma did just that and Marcia has that same voice. She's another great dam with an eye and ear for our common experience. And her book sounds just like her. This is a book for anyone who has felt unloved and unattractive, been broken, experienced failure, been fat and thin and fat again, had a fire, had cancer and/or a nervous breakdown, and been widowed.
This is also a book for anyone who has found love in midlife, experienced success, adopted a child, had a spiritual awakening, flourished from the love of family and friends and started all over again after losing a spouse or would like to. And would like to hear about it from a woman who can still "count her lucky chickens", a woman who makes you laugh out loud and a woman you feel like you've known your entire life.