Witty New Escapade, You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit, Published by Outskirts Press

New Bern, NC, November 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit by Sharon Phennah. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the humorous fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/youcantironawrinkledbirthdaysuit was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

At dawn, three women, all AARP-eligible, climb an extension ladder to the second story roof of the defunct McClellan five and dime building, a yellow brick structure scheduled for demolition.

Clad in black spandex, her Tide white hair stuffed under an ancient black bathing cap, seventy-something Grace reaches the top of the ladder. Gus, right behind her, hoists herself upward, bemoaning her over-fifty-and-a-few-pounds-too-heavy figure. She resembles an adventurous tortoise wearing a mis-matched black ensemble. Taking up the rear -- literally and metaphorically -- Hazel shifts her back and fanny packs to support the sling chair on her shoulder, all the while mumbling, “I think I can, I think I can.”

The women are storming the roof -- sixties protest style -- to halt the demise of this historic building. At nine a. m. the Lewis and Son Devoted Demolition crew will unleash their wrecking ball!

So begins You Can’t Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit and the adventures of these three “Golden” girlfriends with an escapade soon to have disproportionate repercussions. Despite a trial, a younger friend’s romantic foibles, the death of a parent, and even a natural disaster, these intrepid women continue to endure with optimism and energy, supported by their shamelessly anthropomorphized pets. Acting as foils, alter-egos, and critics, the sometime Greek Chorus of canine and feline friends helps the women live a humorous and uplifting alternative to stereotypic notions of the “Golden Years.”

381 pages in length, You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the humorous fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432764180

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/youcantironawrinkledbirthdaysuit.

About the author:

A graduate of Rutgers with a degree in English, Sharon Phennah’s lifetime career focused on canine coiffures. Conducting her grooming in the clients’ homes, Sharon spent more than forty years closely observing canines and humans in their “natural habitat.” Sharon also earned a Certificate in Photography from New Hampshire Institute of Art, trained in landscape design, and built a passive solar home in Dublin NH in 1983. Currently retired from grooming, Sharon lives in North Carolina with her Corgi and cat, devoting her time to writing, genealogy, and photography.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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