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NEW BOOK: FIND YOUR FUNNY – for Ages 12 & UP

14 Apr

 

For ages 12 & UP…

Meet your new BFF – a friend with physical, psychological, and social benefits.

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens

Find Your Funny Book Barb Best

 

Written by Joanne Jackal, PhD, a psychotherapist who used to be a stand up comedienne

AND

moi, a comedy writer who likes to joke around with her inner teen.

How fun is that?

Available on Amazon: full-color paperback edition

The e-book http://amzn.to/22v2OCC

Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 🙂

 

The Millennial Wedding Announcement

24 Jan

 

Millenial Wedding Announcement

 

Dear World:

In a bold display of independence, we (not our helicopter parents) are announcing our intention to marry partner and hold a wedding presentation to display our love (and like) for each other.

Where are we registered, you ask?

Why, thank you for inquiring!

We don’t believe in registering for a wedding presentation as we just aren’t into “things.” Like many Millennials, we subscribe to minimalism.

This is mostly because we lack the funds to buy cool stuff (thank you pathetic economy) but also because our heads explode when we see Granny’s living room and her floor-to-ceiling tchotchke collection.

We personally believe that everyone over the age of 40 is a hoarder and in need of a therapeutic intervention.

And so, instead of a cumbersome kitchen appliance or a random piece of cheesy art, perhaps you could buy us a generous gift certificate to Starbucks… that, or a house. We could use a house! (Is that a “thing?”) To be honest, we’re getting tired of living in our parents’ basements. We are incurring hearing damage due to the incessant hovering. […]

Updated Book Titles for Today’s Children

9 Dec

 

 BarbBestHumor

Today’s children are worldly wise and sophisticated beyond their years.

They need to read books that reflect their knowledge and experience. Books they can actually relate to.

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Perhaps these UPDATED books?

  • The Little Engine that Could if it Just Had Some Decent Therapy

 

  • The Velveteen Hypoallergenic Rabbit

 

  • Charlotte’s Website Hack

 

  • A Wrinkle in Quality Time

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VOTE on the FIND YOUR FUNNY Book Cover!!!

3 Dec

 

Attention: Parents, counselors, educators, coaches, and everyone who cares about teens 😀

NEW book coming!

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 

A survival guide that helps teens discover the power of humor in dealing with stress plus teaches strategies to add more laughter to their lives.

HELP CHOOSE THE COVER!

It’s easy 🙂

VOTE #1 or #2.

#1

BarbBestFindYourFunny

#2

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Leave your VOTE on FACEBOOK

THANK YOU!

 

Issues, Issues: We All Have ‘Em

28 Aug

 

Issues. Problems. Difficulties.

We all have issues

Issues, Issues: We All Have 'Em

I feel your pain.

  • You see oddball smiley faces in kernels of corn. And you photograph them.

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20 Tips from My Snarky Teen

7 Aug

ICYMI

Tina Fey‘s 5 year old daughter Alice says crazy funny things all the time. She’s constantly cracking Tina up. How cute!

Did I say… she’s five?

As daughters become older, they become increasingly brutal entertaining and wise – especially with their advice.

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Tips From My Teen

  •   Lose the Carol Brady haircut.
  •   Nothing dates you more than saying “groovy.”
  •   Don’t chat with the grocery store cashier like she’s a long lost BFF.

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Is Your 20-Something Ready to Marry? A Checklist

25 Jul

 

Is your 20-Something ready (as in mature enough) to marry?

EEK! Your little baby, a 20-Something, is tying the marriage knot.

Is Your 20-Something Ready to Marry?

Here is a checklist to determine if he/she is sufficiently prepared for matrimony.

  • Potty-trained
  • Pays own cell phone bill
  • Able to kill a spider by self
  • Wisdom teeth (and some wisdom) have appeared

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Funny Mom Flicks 4 Mother’s Day

9 May


Funny Flicks!

FUNNY MOMS!

Enjoy a laugh or fifty-two with your kids!

Funny MOM movies for Mother’s day!

Some of our faves…

Film poster for Freaky Friday - Copyright 2003...

Freaky Friday

Jamie Lee Curtis – she’s the mother, she’s the daughter, she’s the mother in the daughter’s body, she’s the daughter in the mother’s body?  Whatever!  Gosh, role reversal comedies are confusing!

She jams at The House of Blues with your garage band, tells your creepy English teacher to take a hike, hops on a Harley for a love ride with the dreamy boy you’re bonkers about and smooches him good – even if it is with her lips, not yours!

 

Mean Girls

Amy Poehler is alpha Plastic Regina George’s “cool mom” in Tina Fey’s screenplay.

What kind of mother flaunts her breast implants, talks trash with your gal friends and offers you an afternoon cocktail?

Hey, don’t judge – it keeps her feeling young! […]

Dear FOOD NETWORK

25 Apr

 

Dear Food Network
Dear Food Network,
Thank you for teaching my kids how to cook fancy schmancy.

The vast culinary knowledge they have acquired lounging in front of the TV and laptop (love your website) has raised the chow bar to quite a sophisticated level.

Unfortunately, they leave 99% of the actual cooking to moi.

 

Dear Food Network

Cook Like A Star!

 

I can no longer pawn turkey hot dogs, tuna sandwiches, or cans of noodle soup off as a meal. […]

Driving Me Crazy: 12 Excuses… What STOP Sign?

10 Apr

 

Driving can drive you crazy.

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“Gee, Officer. Was there a STOP sign back there? I didn’t see a STOP sign. Please don’t shoot – just kidding.”

SO… WHY DIDN’T I SEE THAT STOP SIGN?

Excuses, Excuses!

* I was doing the finishing touches on my pedicure. After all, I’m on my way to my GYN app’t.

* Purse dog was driving. He’s nearsighted. […]