Phyllis Diller Endorses New Book by Disabled Grandma

July 15, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
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Contact Marsha Jordan at 715-282-7271



Need a laughter break? Then "Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter"is the book for you. Even Phyllis Diller thinks so!

The queen of comedy says "Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter" is "totally charming." Diller sent a hand-written note to author Marsha Jordan after reading her book of inspirational, humorous essays.

The book's been receiving rave reviews from across the country, but Jordan was especially excited about hearing from Diller. "I've always been a huge fan of her's!" she said. "My writing is similar in style to her self-deprecating humor."

Though her book has won two awards and received positive reviews in numerous publications, Jordan says an endorsement from Phyllis Diller tops them all. "It was an exciting surprise to hear from Phyllis Diller," she said. "I consider her a legend." Jordan feels especially grateful that Diller was able to read her book, since she just turned 90 years old this month. "Who knows how much longer she might be around," said Jordan.

The humorous book of inspirational essays, illustrated with 40 heart warming drawings by critically ill children, was written by Marsha Jordan, creator of the HUGS and HOPE Foundation for Sick Children ( ), and it's been receiving rave reviews. Vicky DeCoster (author of Wacky Womanhood) called Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter "A fabulous compilation of essays that will touch your soul with both laughter and tears."

Writing for Christian Living Magazine, Lynn Chapman sad, "This light-hearted book delivers a message of hope to anyone who has ever been discouraged, disappointed or just plain tired. Stories of everyday mishaps we can all relate to, seen from a humorous point of view, left me laughing out loud."

Other reviewers liked the book too. Caron Goode, of the Academy for Coaching Parents International, says Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter "Uplifts your faith and lightens your day."

Judy Francis, of Animal Radio Network said, "It left me wanting to read more!" Syndicated columnist Lisa Barker commented, "You'll soon be laughing out loud and won't want to put this book down!" And Donna Wyland, of the Foundation of Hope, added "It's a must read!"

Besides getting good reviews, a portion of the book received honorable mention in The World's Funniest Humor contest. "HUGS, HOPE and PEANUT BUTTER" is also a proud winner of the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the only award to ever by honored by"

The author combines hope with humor to share hilarious accounts of everything from in-laws, car accidents and a day in the emergency room, to wild bears, pet pigs, and aging without grace. Some chapter titles include, "Limburger Attitude," "Is Broccoli Hazardous?" and "Life in the Manure Pile."

Hugs, Hope, and Peanut Butter is available in all major book stores for $15.95 or from The HUGS and HOPE Foundation's web site at

To schedule author interviews, call Marsha Jordan at 715-282-7271 or email