Lisa Marlin

Can You Relate?

Momma always told me there’d be phases like this: the wild toddler phase, the eye roll phase, the defining-relationships, managing-menopause and losing-my-mind phases. Can you relate? Then this blog’s for you.

Netted from years of newspaper columns and personal essays, my stories cover the phases of life  where the ability to smile can be a sanity saver. I may be a writer with a fishy last name, but my tales are true (mostly).

I invite you to jump right in and catch some laughs.

More about me.

Can You Relate?

Lisa MarlinMomma always told me there’d be phases like this: the wild toddler phase, the eye roll phase, the defining-relationships, managing-menopause and losing-my-mind phases. Can you relate? Then this blog’s for you.

Netted from years of newspaper columns and personal essays, my stories cover the phases of life  where the ability to smile can be a sanity saver. I may be a writer with a fishy last name, but my tales are true (mostly).

I invite you to jump right in and catch some laughs.

More about me.

Now in Bookstores Near You!

Chicken Soup for the Soul:  The Miracle of Love  features the true love stories of 101 authors, including mine! My story is about a Kansas boy flirting with a Missouri girl when they were teens and how they ended up together 30+ years later.

NEW! Watch the Chicken Soup for the Soul video trailer that features my story in this book! Listen to the Podcast too!

Order yours on Amazon, Barnes & NobleBooks-a-Million, or Tattered Cover, or waltz into your nearest bookstore and buy it off the shelf!

Special thanks to T. Charleston’s Books & Gifts in Branson, MO, and Barnes & Noble in Glendale, CO, for hosting book signings in early June. If you’re in these areas, please swing by and buy your book in these stores!

Now Available on Amazon!

Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget  By Allia Zobel Nolan and 40 funny ladies from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (including yours truly, Lisa Marlin, confessing to being a Madonna Wannabe in 1985 and why I’m thankful social media did not exist back then).

Order yours on Amazon now! 

My favorite review so far comes from Erma’s daughter Betsy Bombeck. She says, “My mother would have loved Laugh Out Loud. It’s the kind collection that honors her sense of the ridiculous and shines a brilliant spotlight on the inane.The stories in this book reflect a philosophy she always believed: “If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.”

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