Roberta Beach Jacobson   

Media coverage

 Reviews  of Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them (Enspirio House, an imprint of Word Forge Books)

You may think you've read these types of stories before, but they are hard to put down once you've started reading. And they're a testament to the astonishing bonds we form with the animals who live with us, perfect or not.
Alice Short, Los Angeles Times

From a pink-eared cat in Karpathos, Greece, to a handicapable Mexican Hairless, and even a resilient rodent, this remarkable collection of essays touchingly illustrates that inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. The stories of the people and pets who never give up on each other are a poignant reminder that purpose in life has nothing to do with perfection. The stories of the people and pets who never give up on each other are a poignant reminder that purpose in life has nothing to do with perfection.
E. Mitchell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer FilmHound 

This touching collection of essays isn't 'almost' anything--it clearly hits the mark.
Amy D. Shojai, CABC, author of 22 pet care titles including co-editor of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul

These wonderful stories exemplify the unique human/animal bond.
Jan McHugh-Smith, President, San Francisco SPCA

If you aren't an animal lover before reading this inspirational book, you will be afterwards.
Jamie Anderson, singer-songwriter, composer of When Cats Take Over the World

They will make you laugh, make you cry and overflow your heart with emotion. 
Kaye Powelson, Owner and Founder of Kittywhiskas online cat club

Sit! Stay! Read!
Darlene Arden, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Author, Rover, Get Off Her Leg! 

Reviews of Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death (Avalon)

“Woman-in-a-Box" by Roberta Beach Jacobson tells the bitterly funny, wisely satirical story ...
James Owen,The Pedestal Magazine, February 2007

... The tales range from hilarious, from Roberta Beach Jacobson’s “Woman-in-a-Box” ...
Books Are Pretty blog, October 22, 2006

Reviews of Rite of Passage: Backpacking 'Round Europe (Lonely Planet Books)

... Some of the funniest stuff here plays to themes that seem embedded in the Euro-tour script, no matter the particular era or players involved. In a piece called Can You Find the Flusher?, Roberta Beach Jacobson ponders the inevitable challenges posed by distinct national systems of waste disposal. Her bottom-line advice, written after getting lost in the depths of a German toilet cubicle: "Don't panic, just explore." ...
Victor Dwyer,The Globe and Mail (Canada), June 7, 2003

... The first two chapters give you a pretty good idea of the types of blunders inexperienced travellers are drawn into. A particularly good example of this is written by Roberta Beach Jacobson who spent an inordinate amount of time trying to work out how to flush the toilet in a German toilet block. She adeptly describes her ignorance of the foreign ablution blocks: "The crowd out there must be getting annoyed. You can hear their impatient sighs. What have you been doing in there for so long?" ...
Emma Rodgers,ABC (Australia), April 29, 2003


Media Bistro, September 17, 2007
by Jenny Rough

Write to Travel blog, July 12, 2007
by Liz Lewis

The Cat Fanciers' Association's Fanc-e-Mews, September 1, 2006
by Karen Lawrence

Buying a Property Greece (The Sunday Times Cadogan Guides, London), 2004
by Marc Dubin and Frank Kydonief

Books quoted in

How to Survive Your Marriage,by Hundreds of Heads, Yadin Kaufmann, and Lori Kaufmann (Hundreds of Heads
Survival Guides, 2006) 

How to Survive a Move, by Hundreds of Heads, Jamie Allen, and Kazz Regelman (Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides, 2005)

Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer,
by Jenna Glatzer (Nomad Press, 2004)

The Fabjob Guide to Become a Published Writer, by Sheila Seifert (Fabjob Guides, 2004)

Markets Are Waiting for Your Articles and Stories, by Niki Taylor (, 2003)

The Book of Aspirations, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (U.N., 2000)