Archive for the ‘Humor Books’ Category

Limerick Ode To Rose Valenta

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Congratulations to my friend, humor columnist Rose Valenta on the publication of her book Sitting on Cold Porcelain.

Here’s the limerick I wrote for Rose in honor of her book’s publication:

A columnist — let’s call her Rose —
Writes delightfully humorous prose.
The news is her muse.
She’s a cure for the blues.
Just don’t read her while trying to doze.

A Humor Textbook? Laughing Matters

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Every so often, one of my essays ends up in a college textbook. It’s a delightful honor, of course. But I’m always just a bit freaked out by the thought of someone writing an essay analyzing one of my essays.

My latest textbook appearance is in Laughing Matters, a “comic rhetoric” textbook by Stanford University’s Marvin Diogenes. It’s a great book, and I’m really proud to have a humor column (actually a satirical music lesson contract between parents and child) included in the “forensic rhetoric” section, along with pieces by Chekhov, Benjamin Franklin, and Ian Frazier.

And happily, it’s NOT a what-not-to-do example.

Humor Anthology News

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Good news!  I’ve just sold two limericks and one haiku to the upcoming political humor anthology, Jest Patriotic (Let There Be Laughter Series)Hack This LimerickRunning From Mistakes; and Torture Bill Haiku.

So, who says crime … uh, I mean poetry … doesn’t pay? 

The political humor anthology’s due out in May, but their money humor anthology Cash In On Laughter is already out. And I’m pleased to say that two of my money humor columns appear in that anthology, as well.