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Colleen’s award-winning essay “Unflappably Calm, Occasionally Furious, Ready and Willing to Hide the Bodies” was published in an anthology entitled Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter, on sale now!

Edited by Marcia Stewart and Teri Rizvi
Illustrated and designed by Drue Wagner

Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter

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If your sister is “your person,” then Sisters! is for you — and her. And for anyone who shares that special bond of love and laughter. Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter explores the humorous, nobody-else-could-ever-understand, magical, cherished world of sister relationships. Features 21 hilarious (and true) stories by the winners of the Nickie’s Prize for Humor Writing from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Plus dozens of funny contributions - from New York Times bestselling authors and Saturday Night Live legends to comedians, podcasters and other creatives.

No one has your back like your sister. And no one can make you laugh as hard. Explore this humorous, nobody-else-could-ever-understand, complicated world. Enjoy tales of illicit ear-piercing and cigarette procuring, sisterly advice (gone seriously awry, at times), the power of big sisters (for better or worse) and sharing that shoulder to cry on during life’s most crushing moments. With stories from dozens of writers, comedians, celebrities, podcasters, poets and songwriters, Sisters! celebrates one of life’s most cherished relationships.

Filled with funny (and true) sister stories, Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter is the perfect book for the perfect (and imperfect) sisters — and friends in your life who are like sisters.

Sisters! is the perfect gift for yourself, your sister and friends in your life who are just like sisters. Proceeds benefit the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop Endowment Fund, used to keep the workshop affordable for writers. Available for purchase now.

Also available in fancy "Before 5" and "After 5"  gift sets!

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Sisters! Book with
Erma Bombeck Coffee Mug

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Sisters! Book with
Erma Bombeck Wine Glass

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Sisters! Book with
Erma Bombeck Stemless Wine Glass

Advance praise for  Sisters! Bonded by Love and Laughter:
"With Alan Zweibel, Adriana Trigiani, Laraine Newman and Stella Parton (to name a few), this is an amazing celebration of the special bond, the love, the laughter, the inimitable closeness of sisters and a tribute to the love, laughter, and closeness of family that Erma Bombeck so brilliantly inhabited. Like sisters themselves, Sisters Bonded by Love and Laughter is a gift." — Amy Ephron, bestselling author
"This smart and funny collection captures the essence of sisterhood perfectly: that your sister can be your best friend and your worst enemy on the same day, maybe even in the same hour.” — Lian Dolan, creator of the Satellite Sisters podcast and author of The Sweeney Sisters
“I love this book. There’s nothing funnier or more powerful than sisterhood, and this nails it all!" — Amy Solomon, editor, Notes from the Bathroom Line: Humor, Art, and Low-Grade Panic from 150 of the Funniest Women in Comedy
"If you have a sister or know a sister, you will love this very funny, totally charming and deeply heartwarming book." — Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters
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