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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Next Month in This Awful-Awesome Life

For February, we'll be taking a look at:

Valentine’s Day


Black History Month


Black Women in the Arts

Food and Drink – great recipes for a romantic dinner

Gift giving


Making Valentine’s Day Special without breaking the bank


February is also:

American Heart Month


Dog Training Education Month

Library Lovers’ Month

As always we’ll also challenge your mind with a quiz and I’ll be reviewing at least one book.

Answers to this month's Quiz:

1. Donna Reed was in It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart who was in Bell, Book, and Candle with Jack Lemmon who was in The Apartment with Shirley MacLaine.

2. Darren McGavin was in A Christmas Story with Peter Billingsley who had an uncredited role in Elf with Bob Newhart who did the voice of Leonard the Polar Bear in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with John Goodman who did the voice of Santa Claus.

3. Keira Knightley was in Love Actually with Alan Rickman who was in Die Hard with Bruce Willis.

4. Corey Feldman was in Gremlins with Judge Reinhold who was in The Santa Clause with Tim Allen who was in Christmas with the Kranks with Jamie Lee Curtis.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Jingle all the Way with Rita Wilson who was in Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks who was in The Polar Express with Michael Jeter.

6. Mo’Nique was in Almost Christmas with Danny Gloverwho was in Lethal Weapon with Gary Busey.

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