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NEWS RELEASE April 8, 2013

Memoir About Phyllis Diller Now on Sale

Wigeon Publishing releases book
by "Diller Dustbiter" Robin Skone-Palmer

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With Phyllis Diller is now on sale and available through booksellers nationwide.

In her new book, Robin Skone-Palmer recalls her days working as a personal secretary for the beloved, ground-breaking comedienne.
Beyond the Spotlight - On the Road With Phyllis Diller - Robin Skone-Palmer
— The author treats readers to a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a professional comedian, the travels and the traviails—and Diller's curious approach toward cooking.

— During the time Skone-Palmer worked for Diller, they shared raucous laughter, mind-numbing boredom, and occasionally absolute terror. The work relationship became a friendship that lasted to the day of Diller's death last August.

— After leaving Diller's employment, Skone-Palmer became one of the "Dustbiters," a term Diller coined to affectionately describe her favorite former employees.

— Diller even endorsed the memoir (before she died), writing on one of those sticky notes she had so often used: Robin Skone-Palmer has written a book—it is FABULOUS!

Diller's son Perry says:
I laughed a lot. What a wonderful, insightful, bright observation of a another time and place. You are kind and fair. Thank you for your service to my mother.

Skone-Palmer now lives in Las Vegas with her two cats. She divides her time between golf, pottery, and teaching after-school Bible clubs. She also collects wine—at least long enough to chill it before she pulls the cork.

Learn more about the book and its author at: Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With Phyllis Diller

Available at:

Publication date: April 1, 2013 (no foolin')
Publisher: Wigeon Publishing, LLC
Distributor: Ingram Content Group
Genre: Memoir, Humor
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013934392
• Trade Paperback, 6 x 9, 284 pages, includes photos
= ISBN-10: 0985972882
= ISBN-13: 978-0-9859728-8-2
= $16.95
• Ebook, includes photos
= ISBN-10: 0985972890
= ISBN-13: 978-0-9859728-9-9
= $6.99

For additional information or a review copy, contact:
Larry Edwards
(858) 292-9232

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