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Jo Maeder

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memoir and autobiographical fiction

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Jo Maeder went from being a rockin' New York City DJ to a Bible Belt caregiver for her estranged, hoarder, doll-obsessed "Mama Jo." An incredible love story followed. WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER, her hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of it, became a best-seller. Her latest novel, NAKED DJ, draws on her radio career and all its shenanigans -- on and off the mike. Not to be missed is "The Doll Dilemma," a short film about Jo's struggle to part with her mom's massive doll collection. For more on Jo check out JoMaeder.com and find her on social media.






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Jo Maeder I have so many books still inside me I can't complain of writer's block. What I do have to battle is Writer's Blah. Life and its endless research and…moreI have so many books still inside me I can't complain of writer's block. What I do have to battle is Writer's Blah. Life and its endless research and red tape (which I refer to as tediocity) wears down my brain and energy. Like what to do about medical insurance next year during open-enrollment-decide-now time. Or why is my internet not working again and should I really switch to another provider? And of course social media whiles away time the way chocolate effortlessly adds calories and I have no intention of quitting. Are we Facebook friends yet?? Tweeps?(less)
Jo Maeder Think Airplane Disaster Movie. They will never go away because they take place in a confined area and within a limited time. The plane can only stay…moreThink Airplane Disaster Movie. They will never go away because they take place in a confined area and within a limited time. The plane can only stay aloft for so long before it runs out of fuel (or the bomb planted on it goes off). Those two elements greatly enhance tension, which hooks a reader. Unless you are a very experienced writer, try narrowing your first book down to the shortest time and the least moving around geographically. With a memoir, take the most dramatic episode in your life and weave in back story. (less)
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I confess, I probably wouldn’t have read it had I not seen Bob Dylan reading it backstage. It was Chuck Berry’s new book. I immediately bought the book and devoured it. Not long after, Berry played a club in New York City and I was asked to introduce him onstage as part of my DJ […]

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I listened to the audiobook and absolutely loved it. It was so good I used it as my motivation to workout. I couldn't devour it unless I was exercising. A book has to be pretty good to do that.

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Well, I am the author. I certainly don't want to discourage you from reading NAKED DJ in another format. But I have to say how much I love the audiobook that Rachel Butera read. She's even up for a SOVAS award for it! Rachel's gift as a voice artist ...more
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"First, I'd like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read Naked DJ in return for an honest review.

This has got to be one of my favorite books in 2016 so far, and here's why in one word: Originality. Now, let me expand on that - our protagonist is..." Read more of this review »
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"Always a Great Read

I love all of Jo Maeder's books. This one was great! It sucks you in on the first page and keeps going. I hate that it's over!"
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"I knew I wanted to read this book. But I had to wait until I thought I could handle it emotionally. My mother passed away two months shy of her 95th birthday in 2012. And it has been difficult for me to adjust to her loss. About the first half of..." Read more of this review »
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“We are the only life form that can bring a purpose to our lives. It doesn’t make sense to strive and strive and then die without any meaning to it.”
Jo Maeder, When I Married My Mother:A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters--and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo

“No matter how much our bodies may age, the heart never grows old.”
Jo Maeder, When I Married My Mother:A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters--and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo

“The work on the renovation of her future bathroom was living up to my Law of Pi: however long you think something will take to finish, or however much you think it will cost, multiply it by 3.14. The”
Jo Maeder, When I Married My Mother:A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters--and How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo

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