You Fall Off, You Get Back On by Mary Stobie

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An extraordinarily fun read!
Dave Lieber, Dallas Morning News

“A most engaging and funny patchwork memoir: Annie Oakley meets Erma Bombeck.”
- -Steven W. Vannoy, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children

“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

“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

You Fall Off, You Get Back On by Mary Stobie, 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.

“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.

You 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.


About Mary Stobie

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Mary Stobie's essays have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the Denver Post. Her columns are currently syndicated by Colorado Community Media newspapers, Senior Wire News Service, and A rodeo champion, standup comedienne and storyteller, Mary jokes that she is "the buckle-winning columnist." Mary is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and Spellbinders Storytellers, and lives in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, with her husband Dick. Find her at
Published October 24, 2014 by Liberator Press. 206 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel.

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