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Joni B. Cole’s fifth book, Another Bad-Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love, and Neurotic Human Behavior, will be released September 13, 2011. Joni is also the author of the acclaimed book for writers and teachers, Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive (“strongly recommended,” Library Journal). She created the three-volume “This Day” series, including Water Cooler Diaries: Women across America Share Their Day at Work (“both fascinating and eye-opening,” Publisher’s Weekly). Her creative nonfiction has been nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in numerous literary publications. She is a frequent speaker and instructor at writing conferences and women’s organizations around the country, and she runs the Writer’s Center ...more

My husband and I decided to separate a few months ago. Maybe because it was a mutual decision, or because we live in a big house with enough room for each of us to carve out some individual space, or because it was just too overwhelming to think about what to do next (Parentally! Logistically! Financially!), we did nothing for several weeks. That is, until it became clear that if we are indeed...

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This Day in the Life: Diari...
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Another Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
"Joni Cole is the marvelously witty writing teacher, award nominee, speaker and author of Another Bad Dog Book. First, let me make it clear that this is not a book about dogs. This is a collection of heartfelt essays about true-life tales.

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Another Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
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Another Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
"From the pains of raising a surly tween, to coping with the realities of midlife, to dealing with eccentric parents, this book is filled with an array of funny and outrageously honest stories about life, love and neurotic behavior.

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