A few years ago, I co-wrote a book with J.C. Conklin called Comeback Moms. In my life, I’ve had the opportunity to meet really interesting people, see awesome places, and even do my little part to help make history by working on the inside of one of the most fascinating presidential elections in U.S. history.
Of all those experiences, I rate writing the book at the top of the list. Not only did I get to write a book, but Random House sent me on a book tour across the country where I had the opportunity to meet women trying to balance their careers and kids.
That is a pretty serious topic. As the economy headed downhill, it became even less a laughing matter. That presented me with a challenge.
My favorite writing is witty and self-deprecating humor. Think Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. I like to laugh especially when I feel like crying.
I tried to incorporate some of that kind of writing into Comeback Moms and in articles and posts I wrote afterwards. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that not everyone appreciates the nuance I attempted to achieve. A few ladies even got downright hostile about it. I received a few emails with the subject line “What’s so funny?!”
I get it. Some things are clearly not funny no matter what you say. Other things are just flat out hysterical and a few things can incorporate the two.
So as I begin this blog, I just want to make something clear up front. Being in politics over the years, I do have opinions about very serious matters. Occasionally, I’ll write about those. I promise I won’t even expect you to break into a slight grin as you read those. I might even worry for you if you do. Other times, however, I’ll clearly be KIDDING! I hope you fall off your chair in riotous laughter as you read those and send them on to your friends and family because everyone needs a good laugh now and then.
I hope this clears up any confusion and spares my fragile ego from future emails accusing me of being an obtuse jerk.
Mostly, I hope you enjoy my blog.