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Life Is Short, I Wish I Was Taller by Ann Ipock, 2010
Life is Short, I Wish I Was Taller

"Ann Ipock’s writing is at once hilarious, and in the next breath, poignant…"
—Dorothea Benton Frank, N.Y. Times best-selling author of Lowcountry Summer

"From time-honored down-home Carolina collards-and-cornbread cooking revelations to shocking health and beauty enlightenment, Ann has unfurled another delightful caboodle of madcap wisdom and zany true adventures. Get ready for the unexpected—and don’t forget the Preparation H for under your eyes!"  
—Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger Wolf, author of Georgetown Mysteries and Legends

"Life may be short but Ann Ipock has a funny bone a mile wide and ten acres tall. Yes, with the publication of Life is Short, I Wish I Was Taller, the subjects of male plumbing, Red Bird soft peppermint puffs, and the bed bag bugaboo receive the laughing attention they have long deserved. A million thanks to you, Ann Ipock. No, make that a zillion and a half."
—William “Billy” Baldwin, author of Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden

"Ann Ipock has established a reputation for dishing about all that's holy and hilarious down South, and her new book, Life is Short, I Wish I Was Taller, carries on the tradition. From women’s cowlicks to men’s ‘BMS,’ it'll make you want to sit a spell right away. Get your copy today—and when your husband says, ‘Is that new?’ say, “’This old thing? Why, I’ve been reading Ann forever.’"
—Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, author of She of the Rib: Women Unwrapped

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Life is Short, So Read This Fast - Ann Ipock

Life is Short, So Read This Fast!

"Ann Ipock’s writing is at once hilarious, and then in the next breath, poignant." 

Dorothea Benton Frank, NY Times Best Selling author of Full of Grace

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water and here comes a new book from Ann Ipock. Get back to the beach chair or the porch rocker or living room couch and open to page one. Ann’s funnier, warmer and more opinionated than ever—and that’s saying something."

William “Billy” Baldwin, author of A Gentleman in Charleston and the Manner of His Death

"We should all view life in the same zany, humorous way as Ann Ipock does. What a sparkplug she is!"

Ronda Rich, author of What Southern Women Know About Flirting

"Ann Ipock launched a signature collection of books that has wowed us ever since. She has successfully merged the amusing and the intellectual. Although her work includes quirky details, each book is as elegantly tailored as any fashion show outfit that made it down the runway."
Nancy Rhyne, author of Low Country Voices

"Ann Ipock is a leading authority on the fabulous dynamics of FROU (Females Rule Our Universe). Zany and wise, she leads us from the wondrous world of FROU to “Family Zoo and Pesky Relatives,” “Accidents and Sheer Wonders” and much, much more. Life is short, so read this fast and marvel!"

Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger Wolf, author of Ghosts of Georgetown

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Life is Short, But It's Wide

"Ann Ipock’s writing embraces the imperfections of this life with a fresh voice and incredible humor. Her essays will tickle you to pieces. Ann’s keen observations should be in needlepoint!" 

--Dorothea Benton Frank, N.Y. Times best-selling author of Sullivans Island, a Lowcountry Tale

"Ann Ipock has a gentle comic style and matter of fact domestic vision that keeps the reader smiling. Fake fingernails, advice to the lovelorn, reluctant whale watching—this is easy going ‘Beach Music’ of the highest order."

--William P. Baldwin, author of Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden

"From grits to grins, Ann Ipock is full of Southern yarns. Her observations of ordinary people and ordinary events are anything but. Her writing makes me smile and makes me long for the South and a front porch swing." 

--Beth  Polson, The Polson Company, author and executive producer of TV movies, including “The Christmas Box” and “Go Toward the Light”

"Ann Ipock] has proven her lasting talent in Life Is Short, But It’s Wide by producing yet another collection of humorous essays that will no doubt be even more popular than the first." 


"Wow!...Ann has an extraordinary talent—she can turn anything into a great story."
--Delores Blount, publisher of Strand Media Group / Sasee Magazine

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