Patty Clark has a knack for seeing the humor in the hum-drum and finding entertainment and personal growth in life's messes. Her screwball short essays are a self-help program in disguise: let the Damsel teach you how to make marmalade out of rotting lemon rinds rescued from the compost heap. You'll snort and bray with laughter as her off-kilter references to uniquely American pop icons slam straight into your funny bone. So take my advice: read one story a day and let the Damsel keep the doctor at bay.
Praise for the Damsel:
..". Her humorous stream-of-consciousness style on down-to-earth, everyday topics will remind you of the late Erma Bombeck... A unique perspective on life in suburban America..." --Peter J. Cook, Publisher of The Parson's Sun newspaper, Kansas
..". Witty and self-deprecating prose... Patty's columns are always warmly anticipated and received because everyone can use a little levity in their lives..." --Joe Moris, Peace Columnist for the Coast News, Encinitas, California
..". These stories left me with a wonderful sense of freedom that one is not alone or completely crazy... She takes ordinary experiences to a higher level of awareness... Thought-provoking with a twist of intellectual humor... Each experience Patty puts into words... only leaves one grasping for more." --Penny Rothschild, Owner/Curator of Emerald C Gallery and Ruby P Gallery, Coronado, California
"I have been a follower of Patty's writing for years... She's truly a pleasure to read." --Marta Chausee, Author of Murder's Last Resort
"Patty Clark... transforms everyday vicissitudes into missiles of dissimilar similes and relevant irreverence... good snarky-humor fun." --Russell Shor, Gemological Institute of America, Inc.
"You will find curiously soothing and jarring parallels to absolutely everything that is within your daily meanderings. There ain't no stress in dis mess." --Ed Coonce, President and Creative Director of Theatre Arts West, Encinitas, California
"Get ready to laugh and cry " --Katana Abbott, CFP, Life and Legacy Coach and Host of Smart Women Talk Radio