created to address a critical need, tactfully,
Luann Overstreet & Susan Rhoads
quirk that impairs the quality of a few (hopefully a few) of our relationships.
Doesn't it amaze you, when people think that just because we are honest,
that we are stupid, simple-minded and incredibly gullible ???
From politicians to those nearest and dearest to our hearts, oftentimes, the
mere fact that we are honest, makes those who aren't, think they don't have
to bother to tell us good lies.
It's downright insulting that those less ethical sorts, don't even bother to fib
well, or can bother to get their whoppers straight!
Here's how you can tell them either to improve, or give up the habit,
because you're on to 'em. A gift of My Liary, from you to them, is the
indisputable proof that they have the wrong sucker. It's a tool to help them
hone their skills, so you, the giver, may hope to remain in blissful ignorance
of their failings some fine day -- if they can't seem to amend this little
It's 82 pages (and one of the authors or both, Luann Overstreet or Susan
Rhoads, will autograph it, if you wish):
a journal to record all my fibs, white lies, and larger distortions of the truth
A Multimedia Gallery of Art, Literature and Invention
There are quotes scattered throughout My Liary. All funny,
all gently satirical, and all pithy.
These tidy sayings are tongue-in-cheek comments on the art
of fibbing, which clearly has a long and famous history. The
authors of the quote, shared your feelings as far back as 3000
years (plus or minus a century or two).
Illustrations from cartoonists, of the late 1800's and the early
1900s, have been added as well. These artists were popular
in English and American magazines back then. The funny,
quirky pictures take the sting out of the message to the
recipient, as you remind them of the need for change: quit
lying, or get better at it!
lying go the longest way." -- Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
The quotes, in themselves, form a mini-testimonial through the ages --
proving that amateur liars are as old as the ability to communicate.
Career liars, of course, may exist but there's no proof. Professional liars
don't get caught and so their actual existence remains elusive.
Ranging from the earliest written records, including the dates and authors
who coined them, the bits of verse and comments upon those untalented
beings -- who were caught -- provide a humorous history of the trait.
Some quotes are newly written and unique to this journal:
"All Pinocchio really needed was a good plastic surgeon."
-- S. Rhoads
15.00, more is fine, plus postage.
the first 500 copies (of the limited run of 1,000) goes to one of them, each one is
allotted 25 copies at this 100%. After that, they will always get 50% when you
pick something snazzy and unique.
The rest goes to Elfinspell to pay costs, sponsor new artists and authors to be
we don't take credit cards. Send check or money order, and we'll send
the book. Or we can send it COD, which still exists. But it costs extra. But
better that the postal system gets it than the banking industry.
To get yours, let us know here, by writing us.
you can afford it, otherwise Luann can autograph it for you for free!
some more Liary related accessories later !