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Notes to Boys

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Notes to Boys

And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public

By Pamela Ribon

Rare Bird Books, Hardcover, 9781940207056, 316pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2014

"Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public" is a mortifying memoir from bestselling author and tv/film writer Pamela Ribon. Miserably trapped in small town Texas with no invention of the internet in sight, Ribon spent countless hours of her high school years writing letters to her (often unrequited) crushes. The big question is: Why did she always keep a copy for herself? Wince along with Ribon as she tries to understand exactly how she ever thought she'd win a boy's heart by writing him a letter that began: "Share with me your soul," and ends with some remarkably awkward erotica. You'll come for the incredibly bad poetry, you'll stay for the incredibly bad poetry about racism.

About the Author
Pamela Ribon is a bestselling author, television writer, screenwriter, retired derby girl, and Wonder Killer. In addition to her novels (one of which landed her a spot in the Oxford English Dictionary under "Muffin Top" look it up), Pamela continues to work in television, notably having written for the Emmy award-winning show "Samantha Who?." Her stage productions have become international cult sensations ("Call Us Crazy: The Anne Heche Monologues"), and she's been a featured performer at HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival. On the Internet she's known as "Pamie," where she's been running her wildly successful website for a very long time long enough to have been nominated for a "Lifetime Achievement" Bloggie. She lives in Los Angeles, where she writes and writes and writes."

Praise For Notes to Boys

"...a book with all the elements I love: best friends, "found" families, Ribon's trademark humor and vivid writing (the description of Smidge's cancerous cough is heart-stopping)." -- Jennifer Weiner, author of GOOD IN BED and THE NEXT BEST THING

"YTIFH is ... like a planetarium, where what matters is the feeling of the whole... You get to the end... and you have that sense that you've heard a whole story that seemed to be about skin-and-bones people, to the point where part of you is still worrying about them, like they're phantom limbs." -- Linda Holmes, NPR

"Don't let the cover ... fool you:... the story that unfolds is anything but just another chick lit beach read. Ribon has undoubtedly made you laugh in the past... but with "You Take It From Here," she will make you cry. Buckets." -- Danielle Turchiano, Made Possible By Pop Culture

"You Take It From Here was my first experience with author Pamela Ribon, but it won't be my last. She has a wry sense of humor, a unique way of putting words together, and even managed to write a humorous book about a dying wife and mother." -- BOOKS AND MOVIES

"If the standard of a good book is the emotions it conveys, the thoughts it sparks, and the way you find it touching your life after you close the pages, because the story sits with you (and I think it is), then this book is more than good. It is spectacular." --

"A book with all the elements I love: best friends, found” families, Ribon’s trademark humor and vivid writing... I can’t wait to dive in." (Jennifer Weiner A Moment of Jen)

You get to the end of the book, and you have that sense that you've heard a whole story that seemed to be about skin-and-bones people, to the point where part of you is still worrying about them, like they're phantom limbs.” (Linda Holmes NPR)

"One of those rare books where the characters feel like your best friends from the first page. You'll laugh and cry as Pamela Ribon takes you on a colorful, rich and unforgettable journey of friendship." (Kristin Harmel, author of The Sweetness of Forgetting)

Hilarity and heartbreak compete, but ultimately hope wins in this thoroughly delightful story about what it means to be a woman, a mother, a best friend. I can’t wait to pass this book along to every woman who ever mattered to me. Pamela Ribon has a huge, fresh voice, and this is her best book yet.” (Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty)

I giggled, I laughed, I got all angry and emo - and once I made sure no one was looking - I cried.” (The Readers Cafe)