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Unheard LA Storytelling video

  Here’s my appearance at KPCC’s Unheard LA – a storytelling event – where I read an excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?  – LUNCH WITH TWO JOANS.

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THURBER PRIZE SEMIFINALIST!

I HAVE AMAZING NEWS! My humor book, Is That The The Shirt You’re Wearing? has advanced to the Semifinal round for the THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR! I’m beyond shocked and honored, especially to be in the company of such

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LA Parent Magazine Piece on IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING?

Nice piece in May issue of LA Parent Magazine about my book, IS THAT THE SHIRT YOU’RE WEARING?   Summertime. Your kids love it, but do you? You don’t have to answer that. Instead, sit back and live vicariously through Kristen

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How To Use A Landline (a tutorial for my kids)

Realized the other day that my kids avoid making actual phone calls – ironic because they are always on their phones texting etc. Guess I never taught them this basic life skill.  So I made a helpful video!  

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The Rise and Fall of The Once Great Nation of Merrycat

(A Fable) There once was a great nation named Merrycat. MerryCat began as a colony of a powerful king, but the independently minded colonists grew weary of being told who and how to worship, and grew angry at their ever

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IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME (a book excerpt)

An excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing? a collection of essays by Kristen Hansen Brakeman It was the time of year that instilled dread and fear in the hearts of parents across the country. College application deadline? No.

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Too Saggy for the SAG Awards: Book Excerpt

  A book excerpt from Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing? by Kristen Hansen Brakeman (me) I had a few extra minutes to spare before leaving for my office at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, so I thought I’d try

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