Saturday, January 8, 2011

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Saturday, January 8: Rick Acker's When the Devil Whistles is a fast-paced thriller built on a novel idea. It tops over 300 contemporary Kindle freebies, plus ... join Diana Estill, often compared to the late Erma Bombeck, for a humorous hoot about mid-life and the 21st Century woman in Stilettos No More (Today's Sponsor)

After 134 additions to our Free Book Alert yesterday, most of them about the serious business of getting into college, what it's really like in various professions, and books from the Cleveland Clinic on various ailments, we weren't sure what to expect today. But we're pleased to report a very classy thriller by Rick Acker is brand new, offering a look inside the world of people who see fraud in government contracts and blow the whistle.  When The Devil Whistles wraps a contemporary issue in a fast-paced, life or death thriller.

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

Award-winning humorist Diana Estill is often compared with "the late, great Erma Bombeck," but with an edgy 21st-century twist. We welcome with this take-no-prisoners collection of humor essays readers are calling "Laugh Out Loud Funny!"

"Stilettos No More seems to cover every topic that a woman will face as she hits her middle ages. From looks, to cooking, to shopping, to relationships, this book has it all." ----"Reviews, by Readers, for Readers"

Stilettos No More 
by Diana Estill
4.7 out of 5 stars   3 Reviews
Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

Here's the set-up:

In this collection of essays, award-winning humorist Diana Estill shares her wacky views on the years between mini-skirts and "Mee-maw" panties, tells the truth about "shapewear," and offers advice on "how to talk so that your spouse will listen" and other mysteries. Lamenting she's "put up with this thong enough," Estill invokes her inner fashion critic as she tackles midlife with both eyes squinted.

The reviewers are saying
Stilettos No More seems to cover every topic that a woman will face as she hits her middle ages. From looks, to cooking, to shopping, to relationships, this book has it all. Being that it is just sixty pages, you would assume that it would be a fast read, but it is not. I spent way too much time laughing and being grateful that I don't have a weak bladder. As I read, it occurred to me that I might be getting more laugh lines, from laughing so hard. Then I pondered how many calories one might burn while laughing heartily. I think it is a fair trade. I can't remember ever reading anything so entertaining in my life. Trust me I have done a lot of reading. I highly, highly recommend reading "Stilettos No More." I also suggest giving it as a gift to every woman that you know. 
--"Reviews, by Readers, for Readers" 

Sometime around 50 you realize you've said goodbye to your youth and hello to world of bodyshapers, random hair growth and senior specials - whether you want them or not. You can spiral into a funk or you can laugh. Stilettos No More helps you laugh, and laugh and laugh! Diana Estill takes a humorous look at life from the top of the hill looking down. The age hill, that is. She's not afraid to talk about those "things" that start happening when you get to a certain age. Even better, not only can she laugh at them, but she makes the rest of us laugh too. Especially when we're recognizing ourselves at every turn! Who knew ¾ sleeves had a practical purpose?

Some humor collections have peaks and valleys. This book is a steady stream; each essay flowing into the next, each just as funny or funnier than the one before it. Extremely well-crafted. A snappy read,
Stilettos No More is a collection of essays that makes you smile, and at the same time be comforted that you're not alone in your quest for the nearest bathroom. You'll definitely want to share with family and friends. Highly recommended. 
--Jamie Engle

Stilettos No More, by Diana Estill, is a funny, down to earth commentary on the realities of aging. It's not easy facing the physical changes that occur, without permission I might add, to our bodies when middle age and menopause invade, but Estill faces these occurrences with a wicked wit that any woman will identify with (if not openly then secretly) and embrace. From underwear, to shoes, to the utterly ridiculous and hilarious protocols of local government and the pomp and circumstance involved in the smallest of decisions Estill's commentary will produce a wry, knowing smile and, in some instances an inappropriate guffaw of which I no longer feel obligated to apologize.

Diana Estill, author of several humorous books, has written an engaging read perfect for the beach, an airplane or a quiet afternoon. My only wish was that Estill spent more time elaborating, ergo, I wish there was more to read as I was finished too soon.
--Judy C.
About the author
Diana Estill is the author of three humor books, including Deedee Divine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life, a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and International Book Awards Winner (humor category) and Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road. As a former journalist and columnist, her articles and commentary have appeared in major newspapers, magazines, and journals. 

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