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Random nonsense

Sissy Silva, a writer from is Manhattan’s Lower East Side, believes everyone has a story and tries to remember this when they annoy her. She’s been described as an Erma Bombeck wanna be.  Random Ish & Other Nonsense: Things that make you shake your head, curse like a sailor & give the finger is her [...]

A piece of her mind

Visit a universe where roosters crow 24/7 and The Rolling Stones perform unnoticed on the neighbor’s lawn. Journalist Amy McVay Abbott shares 35 of “The Raven Lunatic” newspaper columns in this romp of a book that will keep you laughing from start to finish.

Alas, not The New Yorker

Humorist David Martin‘s latest self-published book, Screams & Whispers: 69 humor pieces rejected by The New Yorker, includes pieces previously published in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Smithsonian Magazine. But never in The New Yorker.

Magic in the mundane

Jill Fales believes if you “can find joy between the lint and never ending stream of dirty socks, you can find joy everywhere, everyday.” She’s just published her first book, My Laundry Museum & Other Messy Gifts of Motherhood.

The job of a laughtime

Brad Ashton, who’s written for Grouch Marx, has condensed more than 50 years of scriptwriting and gag-writing experience into his newest book, The Job of a Laughtime: The Complete Comedy Writer. He offers nine simple lessons on creating your own comedy from gags to sitcoms.

Flies in the milk

Shirley Friedman has self-published Flies in the Milk, the story of a myriad of problems that beset her and her husband before they were married. “My sense of humor is what has kept me going,” says the nearly 80-year-old author. The book is available through Amazon and Lulu.

Some real characters

Humorist Molly D. Campbell, two-time Erma Bombeck Writing Competition winner, has published her first book, Characters in search of a novel. It’s a collection of often-humorous essays about the characters in Molly’s imaginative head. It’s cleverly illustrated by award-winning Dayton artist Randy Palmer.

Reflections of Erma