An Open Letter to the Oppressor by Deb Danielle (sort of)

Dear Oppressor, We have banded together in protest of your ill treatment. We do not enjoy living in boxes, much less boxes in the basement under the stairs. And if you think it was an improvement to shove one box underneath the old TV, you are mistaken. We hear you sitting there in front of that TV with your bottle of beer and your potato chips. We hear Danielle walk…

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The Joys of Storytime by Deb Jenny

When I was growing up there weren’t quite the infinite number of books available to the reading public that there are now. Granted there were the usual standbys, all the classics, of course. I devoured the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Little House on the Prairie series, the Little Women books, Anne of Green Gables, and such. Even during school there were those books that stuck with me: I adored the…

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Lost by Deb Gail

My two teen-aged daughters and I were training for a half marathon when the family took a trip to Italy in June. It was hot, every day hovering around a humid 90. And in Siena, the narrow cobblestone streets were filled with the omnipresent smell of freshly cured meat and speeding Vespa drivers talking on cell phones and listening to iPods. Conditions so far from ideal for running that I’m…

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News Flash! August 12, 2007

Well, a week into our tenure as Debs and we’re thrilled that so many loyal Debutante Ball readers have given us a chance, and excited that we’ve been able to bring on new readers as well. Thank you all!! Deb News! Deb Lisa’s Daily’s Fifteen Minutes of Shame received a fabulous endorsement this week. USA WEEKEND columnist Dennie Hughes said, “I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I cheered! Fifteen Minutes…

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“Let’s do the time warp agai–uh, for the first time!” by Deb Jess

As the final new Deb to post this week, I feel a little like the last kid in gym class to be tested on the rope climb. Everyone else is relaxing below, watching, while I pray I don’t fall and give myself a rope burn in a sensitive area. Oh well…on with the show! Movies make me nostalgic. The first movie I ever saw in a theater was Pete’s Dragon….

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Movies and Making a Spectacle by Deb Danielle

Like most people, movies have made me laugh and cry, transported me to other worlds and sometimes changed the way I look at things. Some movies have inspired me to greatness, to be a better person, but since I was a child, certain movies (of the music and dance variety) have instead inspired me to make a spectacle of myself. It started with GREASE. Before Olivia shimmied along in her…

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Sounds Like a Movie by New Deb Lisa

Two months ago, I met Delia Ephron behind the curtain at the Book Expo autographing area. I must admit, she’s one of my idols. My kids have snorted oatmeal out of their noses laughing at her book Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz. And I have seen every Nora/Delia Ephron movie a thousand times. Okay, I’m exaggerating. Two thousand times. She was standing there, practically alone, with only her publicist to protect…

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