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Interview With Author Tracy Beckerman’s Puppy

7 Mar

 

By popular demand… THE interview with Tracy’s DOG (April 1st, 2013)

Tracy will be a workshop session presenter at The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop on April 10 -12.

Author Tracy Beckerman & Her Puppy Monty

Funny new book by popular columnist Tracy Beckerman!  Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir  How I got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs

Tracy gave us an exclusive… an interview with her fetching puppy Monty.

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“The Scoop” with Monty B.

Monty, you’re even cuter than Tracy’s cell phone pics and Facebook videos. How do you maintain your playful, perky, puppy style? How old are you?

I turned 7 months old on March 26.  I maintain my youthful glow through a combination of diet (puppy chow and chewing on smelly sneakers) and exercise (I like to grab socks from the laundry basket and then Tracy chases me through the house to get them back).

What’s it like to sleep at Tracy’s feet while she writes her popular syndicated humor column Lost In Suburbia? Are you her real inspiration?

As a puppy, I have a lot of energy. So I find it hard to just sleep at her feet when she is writing. Instead, I’m inclined to jump up and pound the keys with my paws. This makes her column look like this:

afjkasdkfjweoi tjkrvms,d mas,c.kasjfakjfoipewj!!

For some reason, Tracy seems to find this very annoying.  However, I’ve read her column, and i think this is an improvement. Just kidding.  That’s a little retriever humor. […]

Be My Funny Valentine

7 Feb

 

Valentine’s Day is an excellent occasion to demonstrate some self-love.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Give yourself a hug. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself.

The pressure is on!  Satisfy yourself!

Need a quickie fun gift for YOU (okay… or a loved one) for Valentine’s Day?

How ’bout My Funny Valentine paperback or ebook?

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* Less calories than a box of luscious chocolate truffles.

* Funnier than fudge.

* Cheaper than French champagne.

* Stays fresh longer than a bunch of sagging, flaccid grocery store flowers.

* More invigorating than a hot oil massage.

* Perfect for regifting.

* Women love books, dude!

* So many entertaining writers are in it.

* Number #1 (self-love) reason – I’m in it!  “Hilarious bits by Barb Best”

* Amazon reviews are unanimous – My Funny Valentine is a lot of laughs!

“To learn to love, you must laugh.”

To laugh, you can buy this “treasure of a book” at  Amazon

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Stupid V Question Answered

18 Jan

 

BTW I feel your flu and fever pain.

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Inspired by Naomi Wolf‘s controversial book, Vagina: A New Biography

this was a real question from HARO (Help A Reporter Out):

“Do You Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Vagina?” (Frugivore)

My response:

Why, thank you for asking! This is a question dear to my heart, my “IN-ny” belly button, and my G Spot.

Oh yes, my vagina and I enjoy many lovely times together. We walk on the beach, we contemplate beautiful sunsets, we share moonlit dinners on the Palazzo. My goodness, we even shower together on a regular basis. Wink, wink.

We rarely have cross words, however once a month things get a little touchy, if not downright brutal. You know what I mean.

But most of the time, my vagina has a terrific sense of humor. Why when I’m down, she makes me laugh.  She lifts me up.

Geez, the most awe-inspiring time we had was when we gave birth together! Wow! Hard to top that.

Maybe my vagina will write a memoir some day.  She’s actually quite gifted.  The title can be: Vaginas Just Wanna Have Fun.

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Dave Barry, Me, & Moe

3 Jul

 

FEEL MY HAIR PAIN?

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A really bad hair day makes you want to pull your hair out.

We’ve all had them. Triple digit humidity makes them worse. No root spray. No gel. No hair stylist on tap.

Before you know it, you look like Moe from The Three Stooges.

And, of course, that’s exactly when you have a rare opportunity to have your photo taken with one of your favorite humorists and writing idols… Pulitzer Prize winning author Dave Barry.

Why didn’t I just cut those horrendous bangs myself with the corkscrew in the hotel room?

And where’s a propeller hat when you need one?

Dave Barry

Dave wrote a funny book with Alan Zweibel called Lunatics.

“Soon to be a major motion picture” with Steve Carrell.

"Soon to be a major motion picture"

On Amazon.

A BIG THANK YOU to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for a memorable conference.

You can follow the fun on Twitter… I’m @HaBarb

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Lighten Up Japan!

12 Jun

 

Masako Kusakari is on a mission. She wants to bring more laughter to Japan.

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

 

“My mission is to help Japanese people lighten up and enjoy conversation using  humor. Many Japanese people take things too seriously,” says Masako.  “I think if we learn to be more playful, we can enjoy life more.”

Masako lives in Yokohama City, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. Several months ago, Masako’s husband got her the best selling book The Healing Power of Humor by Allen Klein – translated in Japanese.

“I was thrilled!!!” […]

Weekend Funny 5 YouTube Videos

9 Nov

Portlandia!

 

 

My Funny Major Medical BOOK TRAILER:    http://youtu.be/EuVt2u8RZoQ

 

Health & Humor

7 Nov

Feeling stressed?

Battered by Frankenstorm?

Fatigued from all the election hullabaloo?

I feel your pain. Laughter will soothe you, and maybe get you through November’s other Fun Fest – “open enrollment” for health insurance.

Here is a collection of humor on health by a bunch of entertaining comedy writers that will cheer you up!

I have an essay in it called “Your Recent Stay With Us.” It concerns a hospital stay. You will relate.

 

HumorAnthology

Fun! Fun! Fun!

 

The ebook is available on Amazon for $2.99 – do it for your health.

 

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Your liver and your pancreas will thank you.

 

 

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Weekend Funny 5 – 100 Fast & Funny One-liners eBook Trailer

5 Oct

What’s 1) short and sweet 2) fast and funny 3) a collection of one-liners and quotes on love, sex, life, pain, health, aging  4) like a friggin’ box of tasty truffles but less fattening and only $2.99 on Amazon for heaven’s sake 5) an “entertaining little ebook you will treasure!”

100 Fast & Funny: Ha-Musings by Barb Best

Snap your copy up at Amazon <HERE>  Thanks 🙂

  • Phyllis Diller’s Lessons for Funny Ladies
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“Next Time I Move, They’ll Carry Me Out in a Box”

14 Sep

Weekend Funny 5 – Funny New Book ALERT!

Guess what? I’m moving this week. So this book is perfect… Michele feels my pain and yours.

For everyone who’s ever moved, sold a house, bought a house…

Weekend Funny Five

5 Things about Next Time I Move, They’ll Carry Me Out in a Box by Michele Wojciechowski

1. If war is hell, moving is a close second. When you put your home on the market, it has to look “livable,” but not “lived in.” Confused? So was I…

2. My husband is still addicted to The Magic Eraser. But it can’t make dirty underwear disappear.

3. Famous folks in the comedy world think my book is funny. Who? Bruce Cameron, Jenny Hagel, Tracy Beckerman, Jim Mendrinos, Jim Higley, to name just a few. Alan Zweibel, award-winning comedy writer, Thurber Prize winner, and co-author (with Dave Barry) of Lunatics writes, “Michele Wojciechowski’s humor is so smart, insightful, and witty that for a moment I thought I was reading something I’d written.”

4. Famous folks in the real estate market think it’s funny. My Realtor, Sandy Smith, even wrote the Foreword. Margaret M. Kelly, CEO RE/MAX writes, “Anyone who’s selling a home or considering it will enjoy the humor and candor in Next Time I Move, They’ll Carry Me Out in a Box…”

5. I’m a giver. To launch Next Time I Move I’m doing a fundraising comedy night Saturday, September 15 at The Catholic High School of Baltimore. Proceeds will benefit the school.

 

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HARO My Answer To A Stupid Vagina Question

12 Sep

Inspired by Naomi Wolf‘s controversial book, “Vagina: A New Biography,”

this is a real question from Monday’s HARO (Help A Reporter Out):

“Do You Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Vagina?” (Frugivore)

My response:

Thank you for asking! This is a question dear to my heart, “in-ny” belly button, and G Spot.

Oh yes, my vagina and I enjoy many lovely times together. We walk on the beach, we contemplate beautiful sunsets, we share moonlit dinners on the Palazzo. My goodness, we even shower together on a regular basis (wink, wink).

We rarely have cross words, however once a month things can get a little touchy. You know what I mean.

But most of the time, my vagina has a terrific sense of humor.  Why when I’m down, she makes me laugh.  She lifts me up.

Geez, the most awe-inspiring time we had was when we gave birth together! Wow! Hard to top that.

Maybe my vagina will write a memoir some day.  She’s actually quite gifted.  The title can be: “Vaginas Just Wanna Have Fun.”

 

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