Mary Stobie, a National Society of Newspaper Columnists member, released in October what she calls a “patchwork memoir,” You Fall Off, You Get Back On. The 204-page book is published by Liberator Press and is available through local booksellers or online.
According to her website marystobie.com, the volume is “an unusual and just plain joyful memoir, is part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck, and 100 percent original.
“Patchwork it is — breezy and wide-ranging personal essays and columns deftly woven into a funny and cohesive fabric. Recounted in appealing short takes, Stobie’s entertaining experiences include stints as a young rodeo champion and a Hollywood ingénue. As a starlet she had surprising encounters with Hollywood A-listers like Warren Beatty and George C. Scott, and Clint Eastwood before she settled into the writing and family life back on the Colorado range.
“Settled, as readers will discover, though, isn’t quite what Mary Stobie is about. Wherever she lives, every day is an adventure (or misadventure), and every escapade is a great excuse for a joke and even a life lesson or two.
“You Fall Off, You Get Back On is a reading treat for anyone who appreciates the Rocky Mountains, enjoys an honest and loving life story well-told, and loves a good laugh.”