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Mary Stobie
You Fall Off, You Get Back On
Mary Stobie, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

“...(an) extraordinarily fun read!" says Dave Lieber, columnist, The Dallas Morning News. You Fall Off, You Get Back On, an unusual and just plain joyful memoir, is part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck and 100% original. Rocky Mountain writer Stobie terms her work a “patchwork memoir.” Patchwork it is—breezy and wide-ranging personal essays and columns deftly woven into a funny and cohesive fabric. Stobie’s surprising experiences include stints as a young rodeo champion and a Hollywood ingénue. Unexpected encounters with Hollywood A-listers like Warren Beatty and Clint Eastwood colored those years before she settled into the writing and family life back on the Colorado range. \t“Settled,” though, as readers will discover, isn’t quite what Mary Stobie is about. Wherever she lives, for Stobie every day is an adventure (or misadventure), and every escapade a great excuse for a joke and even a life lesson or two. \tYou Fall Off, You Get Back On is a reading treat for anyone who appreciates the Rocky Mountains, enjoys an honest and loving life story well-told, and loves a good laugh.
Dallas Morning News, Dave Leiber

In her many wonderful short stories, Mary Stobie writes about her life, but it could easily be about yours. The lessons she shares in this extraordinarily fun read are worth knowing.

Dave Lieber, columnist, The Dallas Morning News

National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Rose A. Valenta

“I couldn't put the book down! I love You Fall Off, You Get Back On. I did not expect the brilliant smorgasbord of delightful topics and humorous anecdotes about Hollywood A-list celebrities. This memoir is funny, unique and an incredibly enjoyable read.”

                                             --Rose A. Valenta, Membership Chair, National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Philadelphia Daily News, Stu Bykofsky

Artist, photographer, rodeo cowgirl, actress, arm candy for an Academy Award-winning director, enabler of disorder, science failure and successful mom, Mary Stobie is a gal you want to meet. Or at least read, in this wide-ranging, upbeat collection of personal and revealing essays. “

--Stu Bykofsky, columnist, Philadelphia Daily News

Steven W. Vannoy, author

“A most engaging and funny patchwork memoir: Annie Oakley meets Erma Bombeck.”                                      

-                               -Steven W. Vannoy, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children