Evidence of Insanity

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
..".Carol Piner remembers her Carteret County, NC childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life, it is suffused with Piner's endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Piner's debut is unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster with righteous rage and prevails over her extraordinary life..." Kelli Creelman, Rocking Chair Bookstore
..".a remarkable achievement...formidable, honest and direct, funny and gut-wrenching...a book a first time author should be proud of..." Rod Cockshutt, Professor Emeritus, N C State
..".it is the very, very, very best book I have ever read in my life..." Susan Dail
"Was up at 5:30 reading "Evidence of Insanity" by Carol Piner. I'm halfway through & I'm crying and laughing even harder... I love to read and if any of you out there do, then you won't be wasting your money...Oh, I forgot to add, it was 11:30 last night when I laid her book on the night stand, turned off the light and fell asleep, still chuckling..." Nina Moser
..".Fasten your seat belts! Her book sales are about to go through the stratosphere!...If more people had her spirit and sense of humor, we'd have a lot less crazy people out there..." Christy Robinson
..".Cool, you go, girl! I'm gonna look up one day and you are going to be on Oprah!" Frances Davis Cushwa

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About the author (2010)

Carol Piner is a retired Realtor residing in Carteret County, NC. She has a multitude of interests which include a love of orchids. She has been growing orchids for over 25 years. Without the benefit of a greenhouse, she decided to convert a screen-in porch by adding a special plastic, a humidifier and a fan. This success produced an ability for her to grow as many as 250 orchids and 100 deck plants. in August 2008, without formal classes, she began to paint in oils and acrylics. By June 2009, she had eighteen canvases. Her work has been exhibited at the local History Place, Senior Citizen Center and Bogue Banks Library. In May 2010, she painted "Raven" which was to become the cover of her book. "Raven" has her mother's eyes. it is not for sale. She has completed forty two canvases which spanned Caribbean, coral, ladies on the beach and other beach scenes. With the economic slowdown And The consequent dip in real estate sales, she stopped painting to finish the book she had started years before. With the encouragement of several people in her office, especially Mrs Pauly Brown, wife of Lee Brown of Pine Knoll Shores, NC, she completed her book, Evidence of Insanity in June 2

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