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Rob Dinsmoor

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in Martinsville, Indiana
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I grew up in a university town called Bloomington, Indiana. It is a pleasant enough place, but I couldn't wait to get away from the small-town small-mindedness. I went to Dartmouth and then moved to New York, where I worked in publishing by day and wrote and performed with the comedy troupe Chucklehead by night.

Chucklehead gained some notoriety in the mid- to late-1980s but never really went anywhere. I moved to Massachusetts with my wife, but we split up. I was so saddened about the comedy writing I had left behind that I wrote a book called Tales of the Troupe. It was published in July. The troupe members are starting to hear about it, and everyone who has read it so far really liked it.

I wrote another collection called The Yoga Divas an
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Tales of the Troupe (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 11, 2014 08:06AM
Description: In this collection of stories about a NYC comedy troupe in the 1980s, the narrator has the unenviable task of driving a carload of comedians to a wedding in a car that may not make it.
Fear Is Alive and Well (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The author's account of bonding through fear with a woman who is now his best friend, a story that appears in The Yoga Divas and Other Stories.

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" Mine, Tales of the Troupe, is a collection of stories about a young comedy troupe in Manhattan in the 1980s. It's got a lot of humor, plus romance, pl ...more "
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I read Harvest Home nearly 4o years ago, when it first came out. Some of the ideas are not as new but the beautiful writing and characterizations definitely hold up. Ned Constantine, his wife Beth, and their daughter Kate move from New York City to t ...more
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" I love funny books and write them. Is there a description somewhere of exactly what Comedy Book Week is? "
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"As the world seems caught in a maelstrom of violence, I've been spending as much time as possible at the gym or park, listening to Thich Nhat Hanh's Peace Is Every Step and other similar books. In other words, I've been trying to find my center. O..." Read more of this blog post »
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