Tag Archives: Literature

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.

BarbBestHumorBooks

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

[…]

Everything I Know About Sex… I Learned From My Cat

24 Oct

 

I was going to pontificate here upon how Justin Bieber is influenced by Nietzsche‘s views of women, but who cares?

EVERYTHING I Know About SEX & ROMANCE I Learned From My CAT…

 

Kenyon Cox, Nude study, 1896, Kenyon Cox was a...

Kenyon Cox, Nude study, 1896, Kenyon Cox was a strong advocate of figurative art. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Stake out your territory and stand firm.
  • A sense of mystery adds to your allure.
  • If it feels good, purr and vibrate.
  • Holding a loved one close and feeling his/her beating heart is romantic as long as your arm/leg/brain hasn’t gone numb.
  • Seafood is not a bad aphrodisiac. […]

Dave Barry, Me, & Moe

3 Jul

 

FEEL MY HAIR PAIN?

OMG

OMG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Enhanced by Zemanta

Mirth Mother Erma Bombeck

13 Apr

THANK YOU ERMA!

We baby boomers share a common “Mirth Mother” in beloved humorist and best selling author Erma Bombeck.

We were weaned on Erma’s wise and witty columns via newspaper clippings that our mothers proudly posted on the refrigerator door (this served as a blog in ancient times.)

While many of our mothers were marginalized by stunted cultural expectations and a crying lack of opportunity, Erma broke through those prickly barriers of her day with brilliant humor and unforgettable humanity to provide Mom with a powerful voice and much needed comic relief.

Sweetly subversive and hot damn hilarious, Erma poked enormous fun at the absurdity of women’s lives yet clearly valued parenting, marriage, and the vital importance for us all to fulfill our potential.

Erma epitomized “The One Who Does It All” – successful career, happy family – not to mention fame and fortune – all while being incredibly funny and (genuinely) nice. No small feat, but a worthy goal!

Let us thank “Erma Bombeck, Mirth Mother“ for blessing us with the inspiration, the role model and the legacy of laughter.  (Now sit up straight and stop chewing with your mouth open!)

Barb Best

Barb Best

 

Barb Best, 2010 Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner

 

Erma Bombeck Museum

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

 

Enhanced by Zemanta