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Xavier
01-05-2011, 10:35 AM
<span style="font-weight: bold">The Most You Will Ever Laugh!</span>

For more than a decade, Joelle Cohen Wright, wrote hilarious Jamaican interpretations of major news stories and current events have been entertaining readers across the globe. Joelle will be the first to admit that she has the ability to see humor in every aspect of life. Her comedic writings have been ‘viral’ in e-mails and on the Internet for several years. What is fascinating about this is, very few readers knew the “face” or the name behind the stories and sketches. You see, Joelle’s writings were circulated anonymously. Those who knew her personally repeatedly told her, “You should really write a book”, and that she did.

A diverse writer of poems, short sketches, and parodies, Joelle, set out on a journey to write her first collection of character - driven sketches, written in a playwright format, entitled, “A Soh Wi Do It!” The book portrays the humorous, assertive and sometimes contentious personalities of Jamaicans, using expressions and mannerisms intrinsic to the culture of Jamaica.

This book is especially geared to”Yaadies” who love a good laugh and those who understand and can appreciate Jamaica’s rich cultural traditions, ethnic diversity and community dynamics. This book features four different sections (series): Mix Up and Blenda Series, The GPS Navigation Series, The Dread’s Response Series, and Yaad Fowl and Farrin Fowl Series. The stories are set in Jamaica at specific events written with all the elements of Jamaican patois expressions that produce a dramatic, engaging and comical outcome.

Susan Levy Allen, Bank Manager living in Florida, had this to say about the author and the book, &quot; …I could not stop laughing, tears were rolling down my cheeks, my sides were splitting! Joelle writes in such a way that you can actually visualize the scenes, and having been a participant in some similar instances during my years in Jamaica, it is all the more realistic to me.&quot;

This book is now available from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982998406?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=thegiftshack&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;c amp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0982998406) and Barnesandnoble.com.

Source: Jamaicans.com Announcements (http://www.jamaicans.com/news/announcements/TheMostYouWillEverLaugh.shtml)

Stormmey
01-05-2011, 11:58 AM
http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif Miss Wendy,it was hilarious http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

LusciousJohnson
01-05-2011, 01:07 PM
good job Wendy! http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70459-hugs.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70458-applaud.gif

SistahD
01-05-2011, 01:24 PM
<span style="font-size: 14pt">That's our girl!!! (((Wendy))) </span> http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Bandana
01-05-2011, 02:16 PM
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kia027
01-05-2011, 02:23 PM
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MsExced
01-05-2011, 02:36 PM
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Peasie
01-05-2011, 05:26 PM
Wendy http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/yahoo.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70458-applaud.gif

Magician
01-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Fi wi owna dry-foot Wendylina a reach!!

http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/jamaica.jpg

Link to Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohen-Wright/dp/0982998406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1294269734&amp;sr=8-1)

[run go arda a fi mi caw de ting a sell off! Amazon seh a bare two book leff? MerciFadda!] http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley_pyro.gif

Gen
01-05-2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/eek2.gif

http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif Wendy http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif

SandiF
01-06-2011, 12:23 AM
Xavier,

Can you revise that article on the site to the direct link for the book on amazon and barnes and noble dot com? That would help people to gain direct access instead of figuring out how to locate the book on those sites.

Peasie
01-06-2011, 09:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SandiF</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Xavier,

Can you revise that article on the site to the direct link for the book on amazon and barnes and noble dot com? That would help people to gain direct access instead of figuring out how to locate the book on those sites.

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Exactly http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohe...0356&amp;sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohen-Wright/dp/0982998406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1294320356&amp;sr=1-1)

and

wait deh ... how come mi cyaan fine it on B&amp;N???

Wendy
01-06-2011, 09:44 AM
Wow - I hope when I say to people that you are good peeps ..they see exactly what I am talking about. Thanks Xavier http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_hug.gif I am trying my best to keep up with you. Woooaa budddy...

Wendy
01-06-2011, 09:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stormmey1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif Miss Wendy,it was hilarious http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif </div></div>

Good to know Stormey.. Please spread the word. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif
Have you met my brother yet BTW http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70402-thinking.gif Cant remember if he is in your area

Wendy
01-06-2011, 09:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Magix</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fi wi owna dry-foot Wendylina a reach!!

http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/jamaica.jpg

Link to Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohen-Wright/dp/0982998406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1294269734&amp;sr=8-1)

[run go arda a fi mi caw de ting a sell off! Amazon seh a bare two book leff? MerciFadda!] http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley_pyro.gif </div></div>


BOADWL .. Mi sey mi can always count an yuh fi pap up big laugh http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif

Smaddy did tell mi sey dem si sey a ongly wan book lef and how comes di book jus come out an dun areddi http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif

Amazon a run samfi business http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif Mi have a &quot;print on demand&quot; contract so di book cyan run out. But if funny fi si dem sales tactics dowe. ONE BOOK LEFT - MORE TO COME! I deading http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif

Wendy
01-06-2011, 09:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Peasie</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SandiF</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Xavier,

Can you revise that article on the site to the direct link for the book on amazon and barnes and noble dot com? That would help people to gain direct access instead of figuring out how to locate the book on those sites.

</div></div>

Exactly http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohe...0356&amp;sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Soh-Wi-Joelle-Cohen-Wright/dp/0982998406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1294320356&amp;sr=1-1)

and

wait deh ... <span style="font-weight: bold">how come mi cyaan fine it on B&amp;N</span>???
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Big surprise to mi to. However, I think this is a technical glitch at B&amp;N. Just left a msg fi mi contact fi fine out what going on there. Don't know if is because a di revision that was sent they place it on some &quot;hold&quot;. Will know by the end of Today, hopefully http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70384-praying.gif


Thanks for the support guys .. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/blushing2.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_hug.gif
I muss say the FB ting paying off. Meeting some great peeps including Mrs. Levy who gave such a wonderful review. Nice, nice lady http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Xavier
01-06-2011, 10:07 AM
I added the Amazon link. Let me know when you get the BN link.

Wendy
01-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Thanks Xavier.

I was going to post this info elsewhere but let just use this post.


<span style="color: #000099">For those in around MD, DC, VA: </span>
<span style="font-family: 'System'">
<span style="font-weight: bold">Come join me and friends as we celebrate the release of &quot;A Soh Wi Doh It!&quot; The evening promises to be fun-filled and full of laughs. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to win DOOR PRIZES and have your book signed! Also, come and enjoy a special reading!! If you are interested in more details, please send me a PM . <span style="color: #CC0000">Yah man, A Soh Wi Do It!</span> </span>

Date: January 22nd @ 4:30 pm
</span>

MsExced
01-06-2011, 12:13 PM
So you doing a Bashment in FL too http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif

Wendy
01-06-2011, 03:33 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ms Exced</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So you doing a Bashment in FL too http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif </div></div>

Yes in Sept... paid for by Xavier http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70390-shhh.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif

Nanook
01-06-2011, 07:46 PM
I need to slow down to read my copy! I have it sitting right here and for right now I am so admiring just having it here. I'm thrilled for your success Wendy! This is so great... http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Stormmey
01-06-2011, 08:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: WeNdY</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stormmey1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif Miss Wendy,it was hilarious http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif </div></div>

Good to know Stormey.. Please spread the word. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif
Have you met my brother yet BTW http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70402-thinking.gif Cant remember if he is in your area
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*cutmiyeye pon if mi meet your brother....you say you have to find out if I have good etiquette first before I meet him.....no we are in different province hardly any snow http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif yes have been spreading the word. matterfact a copy got taken back to Sweden by a family member that was at the family reunion over the Christmas holidays....says she have a jamaican neighbour so anything she cannot understand she will ask her. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Wendy.....yu Large my girl....all the best http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

edited to add....the ooman so blastid cheap she wanted to take my copy back with her chat bout you finish reading it....didn't you....yes but go buy yu own http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif

Hush Darlin
01-06-2011, 09:03 PM
Yes wendy Reach
she a big time <span style="font-weight: bold">cebrility</span> now
Big up and Congrats mi fren http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

Wendy
01-07-2011, 11:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nanook</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I need to slow down to read my copy! I have it sitting right here and for right now I am so admiring just having it here. I'm thrilled for your success Wendy! This is so great... http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif </div></div>

Thank You Nanook. Funny I have had people buying the book even knowing that they cant read it (cant read patois). Bless their heart http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/blushing2.gif

Well as it stands, mi a try inch towards real success. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif - liickle by lickle ... Much more work ahead. But I must say I am overwhelmed with the reception. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/notworthy.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/notworthy.gif

Wendy
01-07-2011, 11:28 AM
Well mi already know sey yuh etikette noh up to standard, but mi like yuh half-way-three hoccent http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70365-flirt.gif Yuh is good peeps http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70459-hugs.gif

Ok mi did a tell im fi look how fi yuh. He is all over Canada a explore accarding to him FB http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif .. so maybe wan day unu wi buck up.

LOL ..dats right mek dem buy dem own http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif Afta all.



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stormmey1</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: WeNdY</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stormmey1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif Miss Wendy,it was hilarious http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif </div></div>

Good to know Stormey.. Please spread the word. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif
Have you met my brother yet BTW http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70402-thinking.gif Cant remember if he is in your area
</div></div>

*cutmiyeye pon if mi meet your brother....you say you have to find out if I have good etiquette first before I meet him.....no we are in different province hardly any snow http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif yes have been spreading the word. matterfact a copy got taken back to Sweden by a family member that was at the family reunion over the Christmas holidays....says she have a jamaican neighbour so anything she cannot understand she will ask her. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Wendy.....yu Large my girl....all the best http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif

edited to add....the ooman so blastid cheap she wanted to take my copy back with her chat bout you finish reading it....didn't you....yes but go buy yu own http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif </div></div>

Wendy
01-07-2011, 11:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SweetSsop</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes wendy Reach
she a big time <span style="font-weight: bold">cebrility</span> now
Big up and Congrats mi fren http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/bannana_purple.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif </div></div>

Naahh..nat yet Sweets. When yuh si mi tap tek yuh phone calls an block yuh fram everyting den unu know sey mi reach http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif


(((All a unu ))) http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/blushing2.gif

Wendy
01-07-2011, 11:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Xavier</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I added the Amazon link. Let me know when you get the BN link. </div></div>

A revision was submitted and dats why B&amp;N took if off temporarily http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif Mi noh get it cause di ting done approve tree days ago .. doan know how long it will take for them to restore the link. Mi jus have to keep checking and let you know.

Peasie
01-07-2011, 11:45 AM
Yuh want us organize protest pan dem baxide? http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley_pyro.gif

Wendy
01-07-2011, 11:50 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Peasie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yuh want us organize protest pan dem baxide? http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley_pyro.gif </div></div>

Peasie - I have no idea what a gwaan yaah .. Cause Amazon did not interrupt production so mi noh know why they did that fi di lickle changes. They have a diff set up I guess. I am a novice at this business, so mi a learn as mi goh along. At least Amazon still up an running.

Neva mine dawling - puddung yuh picket sign an yuh machete - Is Ok http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70459-hugs.gif

Stormmey
01-07-2011, 11:57 AM
lawd a wanda if Wendy mad at mi cause a mi likkle cutyeyeuptap

Wendy please forgive me now that yu bout to become celebrity http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/crybaby.gif only block Sweetsop calls. http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70459-hugs.gif

Wendy
01-07-2011, 12:16 PM
Stormey - a soh early yuh drink? What yuh talking bout
Yuh noh si mi ansa yuh up tap http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

<span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-size: 8pt">A wanda a wah Peasie a serve ina di rum bar dese days </span></span>

Magician
01-07-2011, 05:57 PM
Mi arda a fi mi!
(Mi also get Anthony Winkler's Crocodile too fi get free shipping) http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif

http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/jamaica.jpg

Stormmey
01-08-2011, 10:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: WeNdY</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Stormey - a soh early yuh drink? What yuh talking bout
Yuh noh si mi ansa yuh up tap http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

<span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-size: 8pt">A wanda a wah Peasie a serve ina di rum bar dese days </span></span> </div></div>


sowwi, is the cold medicine that doc prescribe http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif actually I think a prolly post the same time as you. Anyway I just want to be able to say when I see you on TV....to others in my town I know that lady iiena....amean they do not have to know that I know you through cyber world http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif

Pz. not serving a ting in there dats why I stop frequent her rum bar....cho she fall off

R00TS
01-08-2011, 10:30 AM
Good for you Wendy http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70409-waytogo.gif I'm ordering too and will bring it to FL in sept for the autograph http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif

Wendy
01-10-2011, 10:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Magix</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mi arda a fi mi!
(Mi also get Anthony Winkler's Crocodile too fi get free shipping) http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif

http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/jamaica.jpg </div></div>


BOAL http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/704555_dwl.gif Well it look like a yuh buy di laas wan http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/grin.gif
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Oh Neva mine .. Amazon change dem status..dem sey more in stock now http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Magic - need a favor boo. Sending u a metches http://www.jamaicans.com/forums/images/smilies/70384-praying.gif

Wendy
01-10-2011, 10:34 AM
B &amp; N is fixed Xavier ..Thanks

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Soh-W...=a+soh+wi+do+it (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/A-Soh-Wi-Do-It/Joelle-Cohen-Wright/e/9780982998403/?itm=1&amp;USRI=a+soh+wi+do+it)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Xavier</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I added the Amazon link. Let me know when you get the BN link. </div></div>

Suesumba
01-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Wow, that's great. congratulations Wendy!