I grew up in a shoe store (not really, but my parents owned three). I still LOVE shoes!!! Rode in Christmas parades on The Bootery float. Big hair, big gown, peau de soie shoes dyed to match, doing the beauty queen wave. Became a dental hygienist--on my first job, got the mayor's mustached tangled in my polisher. Became a writer. Less dangerous. But, less money and less job security. Was I a fool, or what? Married to Russell (Oscar the Grouch). Wrote (newest, 2016!) "Life is Short, Pack Your Bags Now!", "Life is Short, I Wish I Was Taller", "Life Is Short, So Read This Fast!" and "Life Is Short, But It's Wide." www.annipock.com. 2 beautiful grown daughters, 3 precious granddaughters. Fave community theater role,Truvy Jones in "Steel Magnolias." Fave line, "There's no such thing as natural beauty." Life is good: Newest book breaking records for sales and travel/speaking. Watch out! I may be coming to a town near you. Fave quote: "That makes no sense and so do I!" by Daffy Duck. Just call me the QUEEN OF QUIRK!