Saturday, March 30, 2013

"This Can't Be Normal," by Diana Estill

Twenty-three humorous essays about the author's quirky family. Can you relate?

This Can't Be Normal, by Diana Estill


"This book is funny, interesting and very relevant. We all have quirky family, and in this book, the author has compiled a bunch of little vignettes about familial interactions that underscore this. From the crazy garage sale gifts no one really wants but will take to not hurt/upset the giver to the to a trip to the Caribbean where the unexpected happens to hoarding empty juice cans, the author has covered episodes that everyone can relate to. The style is casual but outstanding. The characters are zany but endearing. The episodes are humorous but ring true to us all. This is a great book." -- Amazon reviewer



Lamenting her husband’s disappearance from a booze cruise, her mother’s eccentric gift selections, and her childhood vacations with The Walking Encyclopedia (her dad), Estill discloses the truth about her kinfolk: They’re all a touch weird.

Bad habits cause family members to ingest everything from paint thinner to motor oil. Hubby’s fascination with kitchen appliances threatens to leave household residents deaf. Her son’s faked afflictions incite a crowd fury. Only the needling neighbor can unite this group for a common cause. But the revenge they seek against him delivers karmic consequences.

Included in the 23 essays:

Boozing Barbados
Cat Crap Coffee
Halcion Daze
Rules of Enragement
Queen of the Road
Garage Sale Mama
Dying to be Seen
Cylinder Fetish

And more…

From the award-winning author of Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, Deedee Divine’s Totally Skewed Guide to Life, and Stilettos No More, this newest collection of essays offers amusing anecdotes that will appeal to anyone who’s ever struggled to define “normal.”


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Meet the Author


Prior to becoming an author, Diana worked for many years as a journalist and humor columnist. Her columns have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Road & Travel, and other publications. She has been featured in First Magazine and has appeared on a variety of TV shows and radio programs.

Diana's debut novel, When Horses Had Wings, was inspired by her life experiences as a former teen mother and high school dropout. After completing her education, she taught GED classes, worked as a consultant to the National Institute for Literacy and American Council on Education, and served as a U.S. delegate to a UNESCO conference.' rows='3' cols='25'>Diana Estill is the author of four humor books, one novel, and a collection of short stories. For Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life, she was named a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and an International Book Awards Winner in the humor category.

Prior to becoming an author, Diana worked for many years as a journalist and humor columnist. Her columns have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Road & Travel, and other publications. She has been featured in First Magazine and has appeared on a variety of TV shows and radio programs.

Diana's debut novel, When Horses Had Wings, was inspired by her life experiences as a former teen mother and high school dropout. After completing her education, she taught GED classes, worked as a consultant to the National Institute for Literacy and American Council on Education, and served as a U.S. delegate to a UNESCO conference.

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1 comment:

  1. Need to be reading this book right now! In fact reading the titles to her other books, I'm wanting to read them as well!!

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