Aunt Esther's Handbook for Holy Badasses

Aunt Esther's Handbook for Holy Badasses

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The author's love for the classic 70's sitcom, Sanford and Son, and one of its most colorful characters, "Aunt Esther" Anderson, has inspired her to write this satirical booklet of Christian edification and evangelism in Esther's voice. Learn how to "Spot a heathen at twenty paces," "Beat the devil out of somebody," "Gird your girdle-clad loins," and more!
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.52mm | 86.18g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514277069
  • 9781514277065

About Marla Buchanan

Marla Buchanan is a "funny, irreverent, feminist, and larger-than-life" essayist, and is the author of "A Dirty Girl's Essays on George Carlin's '7 Words You Can't Say on Television, '" the memoir, "Rescue in Arabia: a true story of abduction, tragedy and hope," and other works. She is "happily on the doorstep of AARP membership," and is the mother of four adult children (and the grandmother of one). She lives in Northern Illinois, and has worked in social services and education. She was married to her Syrian-born ex-husband, Salim Kassem, the father/abductor of their son, Mohamad ("Moe") Kassem, for approximately 6-1/2 years. They were divorced in 1994. In October 2002, Moe was abducted by his father and taken to the Middle-East, where they remained until Salim was killed in a car-rollover in Saudi Arabia, in August 2007. Moe was left critically brain-injured and in a coma. Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Naif bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, the current Minister of the Interior, and nephew of King Salman, personally sponsored Moe's medical care and Marla's travel to, and stay in Saudi Arabia. A college graduate, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology (Minor: Women's Studies) at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb, Illinois, in May 2007, nearly 24 years after obtaining her G.E.D. She was a featured speaker during Women's History Month, at NIU, in March 2007, where she spoke about Moe's abduction, and was also named an "Outstanding Female Student of the Year." Marla has traveled extensively throughout the Middle-East and Europe, visiting such countries as Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as well as England, Switzerland and Italy. She's also a 10-year cancer survivor after having been successfully treated for Papillary Thyroid Cancer in 2004. Recently diagnosed with the genetic movement disorder, Essential Tremor (ET) the author is determined to overcome this most recent challenge via her amazing ability to adapt and change. Her life is an evolutionary work in progress.
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