Consulting editor and author of several books.
Books by Margery Frisbie:
• Old Timers’ Reunion: Remembering Early Days in Arlington Heights, Drummer & Thumbs Books 1997.
• An Alley in Chicago: The Ministry of a City Priest, Sheed & Ward, Kansas City,1991.
“The fascinating story of a fascinating priest.” Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator.
“Unique and revealing book about one of the Roman Catholic Church’s best priests.” Georgie Anne Geyer, author and syndicated columnist.
“Monsignor Jack Egan, the book about your life makes wonderful reading.” Ann Landers, syndicated columnist.
• How Beautiful Upon the Prairie, Arlington Heights: First United Methodist Church, 1988.
• This Bookish Inclination, Arlington Heights: Friends of the Library, 1987.
Library Quarterly: “Called a history of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, in many ways this delightful book is also a history of the early years in the community…Easy reading…The opening chapter is wonderful and tempts the tentative reader to explore further…”
“Pervading tone is one of delight and pride. L/C Book Review
• Mary Ward, Kehl (West Germany): Editions Sadifa Media, 1986.
• The Story of the Alexian Brothers, Lingolsheim Cedex (France): Editions Sadifa, 1984.
“Elegant’ is a good word to describe Frisbie’s account of the Alexian Brothers’ history.” Chicago Tribune.
• Help Your Child Enjoy Books, St. Meinrad (Indiana): Abbey Press, 1964.
• The Do-It-Yourself Parent (co-author), New York: Sheed & Ward, 1963.
Margery Frisbie also contributed chapters to On the Run, Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1974 and Marriage Among Christians, South Bend: Ave Maria Press, 1977. She has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers.
She was a weekly columnist for The New World for six years. She was also children’s book editor of National Catholic Reporter and a contributing editor for Marriage magazine. She currently writes a local history column for the Daily Herald.
Once public relations director for Mundelein College, she has served pro bono as president, Northwest Community Services; member, board of councilors, Alexian Brothers Hospital; chairperson, Family Life Commission, National Council of Catholic Women; Member, Family Committee, Illinois Status of Women Commission.