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. […]
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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. […]
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Phil Donahue used to live across the street from humorist Erma Bombeck in an ordinary, middle-class neighborhood in Centerville, Ohio. From those unpretentious beginnings in suburbia, both soared to national popularity.
This spring, Donahue returns home to kick off the 2014 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton with memories of that special friendship in a keynote talk.
Online registration for the workshop, slated April 10-12, […]
Black Friday, a day some women associate with childbirth — a lot of pushing and screaming, but in the end you wind up with a pretty new bundle, sometimes multiples.
I got out of bed and stretched, loosening my muscles for a day of shoving, running and jumping over people who would stand between me and the perfect gift. I dressed in the clothes picked out the night before, not wanting to waste undue time. […]
Every Christmas since I was a boy, my dad grudgingly erected our nativity scene. A nine-piece life-size plywood depiction of the first Christmas. One shepherd, three wise men, Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, a camel and one donkey. Sometimes also in attendance (weather permitting) were an assortment of snowmen all paying homage to the baby Jesus.
Shining down on this first Christmas stood our Sears easy-to-assemble three-piece die-cast metal “Merry Christmas” seasonal lawn tower. Located between Merry and Christmas was a large screw-in 3,000-watt floodlight. […]