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New Book--living Gluten-free For Dummies
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Cool! I like Danna Korn's books a lot.

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My husband was telling me that he met the guy who wrote the first "for dummies" book (I guess he lives in our area), and since he has it copyrighted he makes a ton of royalties off of all the copycat books! It would be nice to be that guy.....

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How cool is that! I love the "For Dummies" books ! :lol:

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I don't know Shirley - I bought the For Dummies book on computers and I was still a dummy when I finished it :lol::lol: . I just pre-order Donna Korn's book as I thought it would be handy to loan out when my doctor sends me another patient to teach about the food. Not that I am an expert, because I am not. But, I am able to steer them towards stores and what to buy to help them live with celiac disease.

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Thanks for letting us know! I loved her Wheat Free Worry free book, so this one should be good as well.

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I don't know Shirley - I bought the For Dummies book on computers and I was still a dummy when I finished it :lol::lol: . I just pre-order Donna Korn's book as I thought it would be handy to loan out when my doctor sends me another patient to teach about the food. Not that I am an expert, because I am not. But, I am able to steer them towards stores and what to buy to help them live with celiac disease.

Oh ... I don't know if they make me any smarter, but I sure love their funny comments :lol: They just crack me up. Especially the 'Golf for Dummies' book. :lol: My golf game hasn't improved a whole lot, but we sure can laugh out there now, so it makes it more fun :lol::rolleyes:

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Off subject, But your kitty looks so much like ours.

judy

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Ours has a leopard pattern on him, and he's starting to get some orange, too, especially on his underside. He is not totally full grown yet. He is the coolest cat ever! Except when he's a snob and doesn't want anything to do with me. But when he's feeling cuddly, he's my baby! He was a stray who adopted us. He started out as Chloe and now he's Joey. Long story, but apparently, it is very difficult to tell the difference between a female and a neutered male!!!

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