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Publisher Description

"Something To Laugh About" is a collection of 144 stories, experiences, observations, imaginations, exaggerations, lists, truths, half-truths, true lies and basically, stuff author Dave Schwensen thought was funny enough to write about every week in his syndicated humor column that went by the same name. This weekly and family-friendly 800 word effort appeared in newspapers during the first decade of the 2000's and won an award for Best Original Column in the U.S. state of the author's origin, which happens to be on the south shore of Lake Erie near The Home of Rock 'n' Roll (we know you can figure it out based on those two hints).
The purpose behind "Something To Laugh About" is to show a different outlook on everyday life. Humor can often be found right in front of us if we just take the time to stop, look and eavesdrop... uh, we mean listen. And if there is a common thread meant to be shared throughout these personal insights, we'll go with the most obvious: fun. It was fun writing them and hope they're just as much fun for you to read.
If you need more incentive to dig into this massive volume of nonsense, these 144 blasts of 800 words can be devoured in short segments. You can pick it up, read one or two and drop it back down almost anywhere - to be picked up again later. And to borrow instructions from a bottle of shampoo, you then repeat the process.
We've all heard laughter is good medicine. Dave believes it should be taken every day and when possible, passed along to anyone who might need some. "Something To Laugh About" is divided into four sections with the author sharing his insights into being a guy, being a parent, and being a guy and a parent during holidays. But he can't accept all the credit or in some cases, all the blame since he wasn't the only one laughing and contributing. Jokes, lists and stories sent in by readers were always encouraged and fill up the Audience Participation section in this book.
In addition to being an award winning humor columnist and journalist, Dave is the former talent coordinator for the television show "A&E's An Evening at the Improv," The Improv comedy clubs in New York and Los Angeles, a nationally recognized comedy coach, corporate trainer and entertainer, and pop culture enthusiast.
"Dave has a way of capturing the everyday travails of life and relating them in the most hilarious way. His writing is a real treat with laughs in every paragraph." - Kay Frances, Funny Motivational Speaker & author of "The Funny Thing About Stress"
"Dave is a prospector. If smiles and chuckles are the gold nuggets of life, he has hit the motherload with these articles." - Bryan Cox, Comedian / Radio Host of "Hey Get Off My Lawn"
"Fun-filled, lighthearted, and engaging stories that are just what the doctor ordered for relaxation and stress reduction. By the time you finish reading, these stories will be stuck in your head like a song you can't get rid of and you'll be taking notes on your own crazy life." - Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD
"From dealing with Debutant Deb and Chaos Kevin, to becoming village idiot with Dangerous Paul, if you can't find something to laugh about go seek professional help!" - Phil Sorentino, The Original Humor Consultant
"This is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy a good old fashioned family laugh, with short stories in the style of Mark Twain. Delightful!" - Leslie Norris Townsend, Producer of the Yearly Comedy Bootcamp, The Clean Comedy Challenge
Dave Schwensen is the author of "How To Be A Working Comic", "Comedy FAQs And Answers", "How To Be A Working Corporate Comedian" and (as the pop culture enthusiast) "The Beatles In Cleveland" and "The Beatles At Shea Stadium."

Fiction & Literature
September 2
Dave Schwensen
Smashwords, Inc.

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