Tommy Joe Breaux invites you to “sit down, relax, an’ pass a good time” with the crazy characters of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Cajuns are famous for their storytelling talents and their ability to laugh at themselves, and Tommy Joe is a bona fide Cajun, I garontee!
Meet Miss Philosea Thibodaux, the schoolteacher; ole Doc Duplichan; Stinky and PooPoo Arceneaux (“not the sharpest knives in the drawer”); Elmo and Marie Breaux; and the duck-huntin’ crowd that hangs out at T’Bub’s Barroom. Discover what happens when Fideaux, the best duck-huntin’ dog in the area, gets sent to LSU to learn “Franch.” Find out what every Cajun mama and papa tell their daughters and sons when they get married. Take a trip on “Cajun Arroway.” Told in the Cajun patois and peopled with loveable personalities, Cajun Humor from the Heart will tickle your funny bone and leave you begging for more. The entertaining illustrations add more humor to the stories.
About the Author
The author likes to make people laugh. He learned many of his stories from his GranPa Gilbear, who told a young Tommy Joe all about his friends and family in Breaux Bridge.
Tommy Joe lives in Biloxi, Mississippi. He gives live performances in the area and records his stories for WVMI-AM. He is also Chairman of Fundraising for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society, having been diagnosed with the disease in 1986. A portion of the proceeds of the book will go to that group for direct patient care. Tommy Joe has produced five audiotapes and one video.
About the Illustrator
Don Maters is an artist and teacher who lives in Gulfport, Mississippi. His illustrations have a refreshing down-to-earth realism and wit.
CAJUN HUMOR FROM THE HEART
By Tommy Joe Breaux
Illustrated by Don Maters
HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes
160 pp. 8 x 5 1/4
50 b/w illus
ISBN: 9781565541870 pb