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Barb Best turns hassles into humor one laugh at a time on her popular blog "I Feel Your Pain" which appears at BarbBest.com and Alltop.com. Her comedy material has been performed by Joan Rivers and her essays and light verse have been published in numerous print and digital publications. Barb's books include The Misery Manifesto: A Self-Help Parody for the Self-Absorbed, Find Your Funny: The LOL Survival Guide for Teens with Joanne Jackal, PhD, Smiles to Go: Take-Out for the SMILE Hungry with global humor ambassador Barbara Grapstein, and 100 Fast & Funny: Ha-Musings.

Barb is the winner of the following awards for her comedic efforts.

Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner
“Top Ten” Robert Benchley Humor Competition
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Bored at Home? Fresh Ideas to Banish Boredom

Are People Dying of Boredom? Due to Covid, we are (duh) spending a helluva lot more time at home. Surprise! Many people tell me they are dying of boredom. To put it bluntly, they are in a rut.                       The Cambridge Dictionary World-Weary Someone who […]


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“Embrace tomfoolery as if it were a rich relative on his deathbed.”
Barb Best, The Misery Manifesto: A Self-Help Parody for the Self-Absorbed

“Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.”
Dr. Seuss

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain.”
Charlie Chaplin

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
George Bernard Shaw

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