Fried & Convicted by Fay Jacobs


Fay Jacobs is back!  Again! With more wise, witty and laugh-out-loud commentary about the craziness of contemporary life, plus a glimpse of the diverse and welcoming resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  This time Fay grapples with the insanity of a high tech bra, cartoon bladders in advertising, and acting her age . . . It’s provocative, political, heartwarming, and hilarious!



As the author of four humorous memoirs, activist and comedian Fay Jacobs returns with her newest tall tales, Fried & Convicted, Rehoboth Beach Uncorked. And, as you’d expect, It’s chock-full of Fay’s signature witty, wise, and often laugh-out-loud commentary about the craziness of contemporary life in the diverse and welcoming resort town of Rehoboth Beach on the Delaware Coast.

This time, though, everyone’s favorite “Sit-Down Comic” grapples with the insanity of a high-tech bra, cartoon bladders in prescription advertising, and refusing to act her age . . .

Fried & Convicted was written over the last few years and culminates with Election Day, 2016. It chronicles the joy of gaining equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, tales of Icelandic lagoons, Provincetown adventures, and much ado about lesbians of a certain age. It tells a few harrowing personal stories, such as Bonnie’s unnerving medical diagnosis, the time Fay went kayaking with alligators, and how she came up with a public relations scheme to rescue her pal’s purloined pooch. And through it all, she finds a way to make it provocative, political, occasionally heartwarming, and reliably hilarious.

Featuring Fay’s latest magazine columns plus new, never before published material, Fried & Convicted is a pleasure for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Come along for the ride—you’ll be happy you did!

Awards and Honors for Fried & Convicted: Rehoboth Beach Uncorked

  • Awarded Independent Publisher’s (IPPY) Silver Medal, Mid-Atlantic – Best Regional Non-Fiction, 2018
  • Delaware Press Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year, 2018
  • 2018 Rainbow Award, LGBT Book, Runner-Up

What the Critics Are Saying

“The gay world’s best-kept secret is Rehoboth Beach and Rehoboth’s worst-kept secret is Fay Jacobs, who has been making warm, funny and completely authentic observations from her spot under an umbrella for years.” — Bruce Vilanch, Hollywood Squares icon, screenwriter, Emmy winner, and comedy writer for the Oscars.

“Her columns…are laugh out loud funny and the best part is that Jacobs is sincere…those who enjoyed Jacobs’ first collection will not be disappointed and those reading her for the first time will understand why she’s such a beloved columnist.” — Jane van Ingen, Lambda Book Report

“Fay’s essays resonate with warmth, candid humor, and the unabashed joy of finding one’s place.” — OUTtraveler

“Fay Jacob’s hilarious dispatches are funny, touching—and real. This is a true laugh riot, as Fay wittily takes on sexuality, politics, relationships, and day-to-day dilemmas.” — Insight Out Book Club

Every tale is masterfully told—these memorable memoirs…are both pleasure and treasure.” — Anna Furtado, JustAboutWrite

“It’s an intelligent, hysterically funny and occasionally poignant look at how we live today, with hopes for tomorrow. Recommended for everyone, male or female, gay or straight. Five stars out of five.” — Echo Magazine

FAY JACOBS spent thirty years in Washington, DC working in journalism and public relations. Her latest project is a one-woman show, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, which is being performed in theatres around the country. She lives in Rehoboth Beach with her wife of thirty-four years and a Miniature Schnauzer.

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