Who’s publishing what?
Lois Swagerty, a humorist from Carlsbad, Calif., has published the first volume of Too Much Information, a collection of humor from her weekly newspaper columns. From aphids to zits, and chin hair to underwear, she serves up a hefty helping of hilarious insights on the world.
Brandi Haas, who blogs at Tales From Suburbia, has published her first book, Tales from Suburbia: You Don’t Have to be Crazy to Live Here, But it Helps. It’s a collection of hilarious stories about surviving motherhood.
Syndicated South Dakota humor columnist Dorothy Rosby has published her first book, I Used To Think I Was Not That Bad And Then I Got To Know Me Better, described as “the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. Also for the people who sincerely wish they would.” Her column has been recognized by the South Dakota Newspaper Association, the South Dakota Federation of Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women.
Jim Mize’s new book, A Creek Trickles Through It: A Collection of Fly-Fishing Humor, was selected as this year’s top outdoor book by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.
Erma Bombeck meets Michael J. Fox in Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s. Author and blogger Vikki Claflin chronicles her hilarious, and often poignant journey, dealing with Parkinson’s Disease with her usual irreverence and laughter in her newly published book. Whether she’s chasing her Chihuahuha or learning topole dance in her living room, she will have you laughing and crying at the same time. One reviewer calls her “the female David Sedaris.”
Take a ride on the wild side in the nuthouse that Marcia Kester Doyle calls home. From couples’ colonoscopies to nightmare holidays to disappearing spandex, no topic — no matter how crazy or unimaginable — is off-limits. Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings from a Middle-Aged MILF is a witty selection of stories from the author’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions and a family full of pranksters.
Kate Hall, Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler published The Big Book of Parenting Tweets in just four weeks. Currently #5 on Amazon’s Hot New Parenting/Family Humor Releases, the book includes more than 300 tweet jokes, real-kid convos and snarky one-liners from more than 30 of the funniest Twitter comedians to ever diaper a baby or stare down a sulky teen.
Sail along with Ermine Cunningham as she navigates the unpredictable waters of life with humor and hope in her new book, Pretend You Know What You’re Doing — My Voyage from Teacher to Humor Writer. Car chases, salsa dancing, trailer spying and meatball wars all point the way back to her first love: humor writing. She blogs at Odds & Ends from Ermigal.