Weekend Review & Giveaway: Laughing Through Life by Connie Corcoran Wilson

The thirty-one essays that make up Laughing Through Life (Quad City Press, 2011) by Connie Corcoran Wilson, represent a broad selection by this prolific writer; a collection of "hits," if you will. Topics range from anecdotes of everyday life to notable bits from the local news to coverage of the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections and span a large chunk of time (at least 25 years). A fellow Midwestern woman, Wilson writes with honesty, an eye for detail, and without pulling any punches. She seems to always be searching for the kernel of levity in all interactions and stumbles upon some poignant life-lessons along the way. My personal favorite detailed a conversation between the author and her cell phone company regarding her daughter's phone usage; we all should be so bold. Corcoran's observations are wry and we might take a lesson from her willingness to say exactly what is on her mind.

Quad City Press is generously offering to one A Life Sustained reader a copy of Laughing Through Life. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random drawing to win.

(The fine print...this giveaway is open to everyone. If the winner resides in the U.S. or Canada, s/he will have his/her choice of a paperback copy or an ebook. If the winner resides anywhere else, they will be given an ebook.)

Congratulations to Tonya!
"Count me in! A virtual book tour? What a great idea!"

Thanks Quad City Press!

Other stops on the tour...
Nov. 28 Page Flipperz
Nov. 30 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Dec. 1 She Treads Softly
Dec. 5 Carabosses's Library
Dec. 6 Ruthi Reads

My review copy was provided compliments of Quad City Press.


  1. Count me in! A virtual book tour? What a great idea!

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for participating in the tour!

  3. Hi,

    Great review! I loved the verizon cellphone story as well!