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Nancy Crochiere has been a writer and editor since before the earth started to cool. Her humorous essays have appeared in The Boston Globe and Writer’s Digest. She is currently working on her first novel.

For years Nancy led a double-life: by day, she worked as a development editor and manager for various educational publishers; by night (and weekend) she wrote a humor column for The Daily News of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and North Andover’s Eagle-Tribune. In 2014, she collected her most popular columns into a book titled The Mother Load. The book was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year in humor and the Independent Publishers of New England 2014 Book Award.

In a previous life, Nancy also wrote stories for a children’s detec
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The Dangers of snooping

Picture It’s 2:30 am, and I’m prowling around my friend’s house, peering into her bathroom closets and cabinets.

I’m not normally this nosey. Really, what goes on between you and your pharmacist--or Skip, the friend who always has the good stuff—is your business.

But it’s the wee hours of the morning and some intestinal demon is wringing out my stomach like a wet towel. I need a Tums.

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Published on October 18, 2014 10:38
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The Mother Load

4.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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