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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Marriage & Family
  • Language:English
  • Pages:198
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543951509

In Heaven There's No Money, No Stuff– and No Porta-Potties

Coping With Life's Aggravations By Finding the Funny

by Mary Ann Hoyt

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Mary Ann Hoyt's collection of humorous essays are tongue-in-cheek views of her everyday observations and quirky experiences. The pages are filled with anecdotes about her fear of hummingbirds, the burial of the family cat in a cardboard box decorated with her son's Grateful Dead pencil drawings, and her concern that, because of her unphotogenic smile, she won't have enough decent photos for the obligatory collage at her funeral. Surviving an interstate move after retirement, with all its challenges and four adult children weighing in, gave her fodder for much to write about. Mary Ann finds humor in all of life's situations, both good and bad. With a mixture of satire and sentiment, this book will coax a smile (and maybe a tear or two) from even the most serious reader, who will identify with many, if not all of her stories.


About the author
Mary Ann Hoyt grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After raising four children in New Jersey, she and her husband, Paul, moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Mary Ann, retired from hospital nursing, now lives in southern Delaware with her husband, 20 minutes from the ocean and closer to their 10 grandchildren. Having been published in nursing magazines years ago, she now devotes her time to writing humor. She's had essays published in the magazine, Delaware Beach Life, and belongs to the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild.