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Confessions of a Semi-Natural Woman: Mostly True Tales of a Woman under the Influence of Laughter

January 17th, 2011

Confessions of a Semi-Natural Woman: Mostly True Tales of a Woman under the Influence of Laughter By Leigh Anne Jasheway http://www.accidentalcomic.com/books/confessions.php Reviewed by Anne L. Holmes for the NABBW Leigh Anne Jasheway, winner of the Erma Bombeck Award for Humor Writing has done it again. Her latest book, a compilation of over 90 of her previously published columns, will have you laughing out loud. And I do mean laughing in a very unladylike manner – perhaps even snorting and gasping for air. According to the book’s back cover, as you read, “It wouldn\’t be bad advice... Read More

Your New Year’s Laughter Resolutions

January 9th, 2011

Your New Year’s Laughter Resolutions By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Boomer Humor Expert If you’ve been reading this column, you know that American women laugh a little more than 25% more than men. This sounds good – especially considering all the positive physical and emotional benefits laughter brings – but since we women also tend to stress out five, seven, or even ten times more often than most men, we’re really not using our senses of humor as well as we can to lighten up and let go of the things that weigh us down. What better time than the birth of the new year to let go... Read More

Why Isn\’t He Laughing?

November 29th, 2010

Why Isn’t He Laughing? By Leigh Anne Jasheway, NABBW \’s Boomer Humor Expert It wouldn’t surprise you would it, if I said that when it comes to what makes us laugh, women and men are different? Good, because throwing my readers into a state of shock isn’t part of the plan. I’ve been performing comedy and teaching comedy classes for almost seventeen years now (I started in-utero), and I know both from the research I consume like I used to consume chocolate and from my personal experience that there really is a difference in the things each gender finds funny. My first stand-up performance... Read More