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Mary Stobie

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You Fall Off, You Get Back On, 
an unusual and just plain joyful memoir, is part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck and 100% original. Rocky Mountain writer Stobie terms her work a “patchwork memoir.” 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. Read more…


Mary Stobie ‘s columns are currently syndicated by Colorado Community Media Newspapers, Senior Wire News Service, and online with Her essays were formerly syndicated by the Chicago Tribune. A rodeo champion, standup comedienne and storyteller, Mary jokes that she is “the buckle winning columnist.”

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