Add “The Big Book of Parenting Tweets” to your holiday gift list “The Big Book of Parenting Tweets” is a new collection of 300 Tweets from funny people on Twitter who also happen to be … Read moreA Funny Little Stocking Stuffer for the Parents On Your Holiday Gift List
Book Review: “Are you Kidding Me?” by Stacey Gustafson When “Are you Kidding Me?” — a new collection of Stacey Gustafson’s humor columns — turned up in the mail, I figured I’d grab two minutes, … Read moreStacey Gustafson: An Erma for the Cell Phone Era
Review: “Tender is the Brisket” by Stacia Friedman The best comic novel I’ve read this year wasn’t published by Random House or Penguin. It was self-published by Philadelphia writer Stacia Friedman. The title? “Tender is … Read moreTender is the Brisket: Delicious!
Isabella Bannerman is one of the six female cartoonists making up King Feature’s popular “Six Chix” strip I’m happy to report that cartoonist Isabella Bannerman, whom we profiled two years ago, has just won this … Read moreIsabella Bannerman: She’s a Winner!
“How About Never? Is Never Good For You? My Life In Cartoons” – a book review Bob Mankoff, the The New Yorker’s cartoon editor since 1997, has written a new book with a title inspired by … Read moreBook Review: How About Never?
Book review: “It’s Probably Nothing…Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Implants” Give a clever and acerbic 40ish poet a breast cancer diagnosis and what do you get? “It’s Probably Nothing…Or How … Read moreLight Verse. Tough Topic.
Nora Ephron is the primary role model for a smart, wise-cracking female writer. Thank God for Nora Ephron. Before she came along, the primary role model for a smart, wise-cracking female writer was Dorothy Parker, … Read moreThe World According to Nora Ephron
The Travellers’ Guide to Hell, by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls By Tom Jones No one, it seems, has done a guidebook to this popular destination since a fellow named Dante 700 years ago. So … Read moreBook Review: “The Travellers’ Guide to Hell”
Book Review: “Cured: My Ovarian Cancer Story” When reporter Joyce Wadler was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 1995, friends recommended that she read comedian Gilda Radner’s book about her experience with the disease. It … Read moreFor Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a Hilarious and Harrowing New Book by a Survivor
Why I wrote “The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories” By John Hartnett I decided to write The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories when I realized my wife would let me get out of certain household … Read moreAuthor Discusses “The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories”