Publisher: Quad City Press
Category: Essays, Humor
Date: July 13, 2011
Available in Paperback, Kindle, and Nook: 180 Pages
Laughing through Life” is a collection of humorous essays and anecdotes, (including the author’s coverage of the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns), that critics have compared to “Erma-Bombeck-Meets-David-Sedaris.
”This Book of humorous essays was extra funny to me. Her ruthless commentary in politics amused me. her childhood experiences, dinner party foibles, cell phone aggravation, and medical malfunctions should be universal in reader recognition. This was an easy-to-read book perfect to have at your bedside table to dip into just before going to sleep. What could be better than a good chuckle at that time of day?” -Hedy N.R. Hustedde, Amazon Reviewer and Librarian
“Connie Corcoran Wilson connects dead-bang with readers’ funny bones with her hilarious takes on the absurdities of life. Like Erma Bombeck and Jean Kerr before her, Ms. Wilson excavates the funny from life’s reversals, frustrations and revelations. With a strong progressive slant, the author takes on politics, teenagers, grandparenting, friendship and the foibles of being a human being on planet Earth in the 21st century. If you’re looking for a laugh, you find plenty in LAUGHING THROUGH LIFE.”- J. Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer
“Humor and foibles abound in this work by Connie C. Wilson. Her first several essays cover some common stresses, things we know, like exercise classes, and how so many of us can’t stand the things. I could relate, so I gave it to my wife and now she’s reading it”.- Joe Kawano Amazon Reviewer
“I harkened back to my first reading of Erma Bombek’s If Life is a Bowl of Cherries…as I hooted and laughed out loud. Though Connie has the gift of penning in such a humorous way, those universal stories of our lives that are historical, and hysterical, as well as they are current…..the working, career-oriented, politically active woman balancing those roles with wife and mother priorities as well. She has a natural wit and creative observations. I recommend that you pick up the book and laugh through it as you relate to many of the anecdotes of life seen through Connie’s eyes.”-Linda Fritz, Amazon Reviewer
About Connie Corcoran Wilson:
Connie (Corcoran) Wilson (MS + 30) graduated from the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University, with additional study at Northern Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. She taught writing at six Iowa/Illinois colleges and has written for five newspapers and seven blogs, including Associated Content (now owned by Yahoo) which named her its 2008 Content Producer of the Year . She is an active, voting member of HWA (Horror Writers Association).
Her stories and interviews with writers like David Morrell, Joe Hill, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl and Anne Perry have appeared online and in numerous journals. Her work has won prizes from “Whim’s Place Flash Fiction,” “Writer’s Digest” (Screenplay) and she will have 12 books out by the end of the year. Connie reviewed film and books for the Quad City Times (Davenport, Iowa) for 12 years and wrote humor columns and conducted interviews for the (Moline, Illinois) Daily Dispatch and now blogs for 7 blogs, including television reviews and political reporting for Yahoo.
Connie lives in East Moline, Illinois with husband Craig and cat Lucy, and in Chicago, Illinois, where her son, Scott and daughter-in-law Jessica and their two-year-old twins Elise and Ava reside. Her daughter, Stacey, recently graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, as a Music Business graduate.