Category: Members’ Books

Books written by NSNC members

New Memoir Highlights Columnists and NSNC

When you stay in one job for a quarter century as Comic (and Column) Confessional author Dave Astor did, it helps to have good reasons for doing so. Here are a few: Heloise, Arianna Huffington, Ann Landers, Abigail Van Buren, David Broder, Ellen Goodman, George Will, Erma Bombeck, Dave Barry, Art Buchwald, Walter Cronkite, Hillary…

Perel Publishes Collection

Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From a Life Out of Balance, by Saralee Perel

Four-time NSNC column contest winner Saralee Perel has a new book, Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From a Life Out of Balance. To read about Cracked Nuts, including how to receive a signed copy, please visit her website: www.saraleeperel.com. Online, Saralee’s columns can be found at her blog. Information on her recent novel Raw…

Wolfgang’s books

Niesielski publishes a humor column collection and a humor-fantasy novel, e-book and paper NSNC member Wolfgang Niesielski writes that he has two books published and available for sale at Amazon.com. The first one is a collection of some of his humor columns over the years, and it’s titled The Alien in my E-Mail and Other…

Smiley Has a New Book

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Longtime NSNC member, and multiple contest winner Smiley Anders has a new book, his second. It’s Smiley! A Laughing Matter. Anders, with the Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., explains it’s about half autobiography and half items from past columns. Here’s the blurb about it: “This book not only contains funny stories from his columns published…

New Member has New Book

New NSNC member, Cathy Turney, announces her recently published book, “Tales of a Codependent Pet Owner.” Cathy is a San Francisco Bay Area author who has had humor stories published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Woof Magazine and the Contra Costa Times. Cathy recently won America’s Funniest Humor Showcase awards for her two stories, “An ‘i’…

New Book on Writing from Don Fry

Don Fry spoke to our National Society of Newspaper Columnists last  June. You may remember his striking common sense and optimism about  writing. He has just published a book entitled “Writing Your Way,  Creating Your own Writing Process that Works for You” (Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest, 2012). The book is available from local bookstores  and from Amazon…

Dave Astor’s Book Reveals 25 Years at E&P

A Book That Includes A Lot About Our Organization! Comic (and Column) Confessional, a memoir by NSNC board member Dave Astor, has found a publisher. The part-humorous book — which will be released this June by Xenos Press — is about Dave’s 25 years at Editor & Publisher magazine covering columnists, cartoonists, and newspaper syndication.…

Calif. Member Announces Mystery Thriller

Virginia R. Degner, NSNC member from Castro Valley, California, has announced the release of a stunning new mystery novel called “Without Consent.” (Stragetic Book Pub.) Ms. Degner is a retired social worker and former newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in psychology and is currently working on her next book. The main character of…

Caneday’s Book Now on Kindle

Los Angeles columnist Patrick Caneday reminded fellow NSNC members at NSNCdiscussions@yahoogroups.com that his book is now available on Kindle and is free to borrow for Amazon Prime members. Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human is a collection of Caneday’s “Small Wonders” columns that have appeared in the Glendale News Press and Burbank Leader. But,…

Member has New Book on Constitution

Pat O’Malley’s book, “A More Perfect Union” is now available. It’s a handy, portable edition of the U.S. Constitution, along with several brief articles on its history, details, how our government works, and how YOU can influence your elected officials. You can order it through her website. Pat also teaches American Civics and Government at…

New Book for Jennifer Grant

NSNC member Jennifer Grant’s second book, MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family will be published by Worthy Publishing in May 2012. Worthy describes the book: “One mom’s humorous and candid memoir shows would-be  supermoms how to create a realistically balanced family life without  losing their minds.” Her first book, also a…

Letters From Bill by Gloria O’Donnell

“Letters From Bill: 20 Years of Correspondence With Bill Clinton”, revised edition, is now available in Kindle format, says author, Gloria O’Donnell. The new edition includes recent comments from Bill Clinton. Gloria O’Donnell’s friendship with former President Bill Clinton began in Arkansas prior to his first election run,  Gloria assisted in Clinton’s campaigns through two…

Standring in Award Winning Anthology

“Mug of Woe,” a hilarious collection of personal embarrassments, took second place at the 2011 New England Book Festival in the category of “Compilations/Anthologies.” An essay, “Down There Nothing is Minor,” by Suzette Martinez Standring was featured.  Contributors were humorists and professional standup comedians.  Jenn Dlugos and Kyle Cranston co-created and edited Mug of Woe.…

Rademacher promoting new book

Tom Rademacher Tom Rademacher, Grand Rapids Press,  has a new book  called “Knocking at Your Door,” a book of columns published by Lake Michigan Books. Rademacher is a prize-winning columnist who received First Place for two straight years in the General Interest Category of the annual NSNC Writing Contest, as well as scoring wins in…

Bad Dad, lastest book by Dave Lieber

Columnist-author-speaker Dave Lieber has authored a deeply personal narrative that explores parental responsibility, child-rearing practices and discipline, journalistic ethics, small-town corruption and retribution, and the moral consequences of being a public figure. Lieber, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Watchdog columnist, said the book is “a risky project.” “Some warned me not to do this,” he said.…

Hot Dog! Gris Has a New Book

    Busy Ed Grisamore found time in his schedule of writing columns for the Macon, Ga., Telegraph and planning next year’s annual conference to turn out another book. It’s titled There Is More than One Way to Spell Wiener: The Story of Nu Way-Weiners and it’s the story of America’s second-oldest hot dog chain.   …

Philadelphia member interviewed

Philadelphia member James Smart was interviewed by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Dan Rubin for a 1,000-word column about his career and his book, Adonijah Hill’s Journal. “It’s a young columnist (55) interviewing a less young columnist (81),” said Smart. The author also discussed his book as a speaker at a dinner meeting of the Phi Beta…