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The Definitive Golden Girls Cultural Reference Guide Available Now from Lyons Press

Have you ever watched The Golden Girls and wondered, why would Gary Hart’s campaign manager wear a night gown? How could Robin Givens return a prize fighter? Does Bea Arthur actually look like Fess Parker in heels? So Danny Thomas isn’t a lesbian? And – more importantly – who are all these people?

Wonder no more, because you can now find the answers to all these questions and more in The Definitive Golden Girls Cultural Reference Guide, out now from Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot, the trade division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Meticulously researched episode by episode,  The Definitive Golden Girls Cultural Reference Guide is an eye-opening, illuminating encyclopedia of “the who, the how, and the ha!” of hundreds of topical jokes. From Joe Isuzu to Socrates, Alan Alda to Shinola, Martha Raye to Madge, and Ishtar to Tattletales, at long last fans of The Golden Girls will finally be saying, “Oh, now I get it!”

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Grease, Empty Nest Star Dinah Manoff Chats with Matt About Debut Novel

Dinah Manoff, the Tony award-winning star of such classics as Grease, Ordinary People, Soap, and Child’s Play, joined Matt for his website, EmptyNestTV.com, to chat about her debut novel, The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold, released in July by Star Alley Press. Dinah shares her inspiration for the book, answers questions from fans, and dishes on her seven-year run as Carol Weston on The Golden Girls spinoff series Empty Nest.


Get a Signed Copy of Award-winning Children’s Book Chicks and the City 

Honorable Mention – 2020 New York Book Festival | Gold Level Honoree – 2021 Mom’s Choice Awards | Preferred Choice – 2021 Creative Child Magazine Awards

Featuring artwork by award-winning illustrator Ashley Belote, “Chicks and the City,” published by Headline Books, is a children’s picture book about urban farming.

Chicken Stu isn’t a typical barnyard bird. From the top of the silo, he stares at the city in the distance, dreaming of lattes, museums, and penthouse suites. But the other animals warn him the city is no place for agriculture. A chicken’s home, they say, is on the farm. When Stu accidentally finds himself on a truck headed toward the bright lights and tall buildings, he decides to prove just how citified farming can be.

You can order a personalized, signed copy of Chicks and the City through PayPal! Cost: $16.95 + $4.35 tax/shipping = $21.30 TOTAL

How to Order: Send payment through this PayPal link and, in the Notes section, be sure to include (A.) a personalization if you’d like one and (B.) the address you’d like the book mailed to. I’ll follow up via email to confirm shipment. You can also order unsigned copies of the book from Headline Books or Amazon!  And check out the book trailer:


Visit the Mountain State’s Indie Bookshops with Bookstore Explorer: West Virginia

It’s a celebration of the Mountain State’s independent bookstores, with feature profiles of every store, plus firsthand interviews and essays with such literary luminaries as West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, author Rajia Hassib, and many others, about what the indie bookstore means to them and to community.

Released December 2019, you can order online or see a list of retail locations at BookstoreExplorer.com.

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