Last week, I watched Dorothy Rosby do stand up at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Conference and I remembered why this writer delights me so. Funny, smart, self-deprecating and genuine, Dorothy’s books are a joy to read. Her most recent, I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch:Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest, will make you sigh with understanding and laugh out loud. Below is the press release for Dorothy’s book.
Author Dorothy Rosby Rallies Behind the Imperfect Parent in her Latest Humor Book I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake From Scratch: Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest
Are you a Supermom? Do you bake custom cakes, cook creative healthy meals and launder the whitest whites all while you hold down a full-time job? Well, then Dorothy Rosby’s newest book I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch: Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest (HumorOutcasts Press) is not for you.
An award-winning humor columnist and author, Rosby talks honestly about the pitfalls of parenting.
“This is the book for every parent who has ever tried to crowdsource her child’s braces or told her child to be quiet so she could finish reading a parenting magazine,” Rosby quipped. “This is for real parents who’ve done things like stick a candle in a peanut butter sandwich and call it a birthday cake.”
The ninth of ten siblings, Rosby grew up in Buffalo, South Dakota, graduated from Augustana College with degrees in communications and journalism and worked as a radio announcer before becoming a public relations professional for a nonprofit which serves more than 600 people with disabilities in Rapid City.
“I’m the poster child for the sandwich generation, so I understand that imperfect families are normal families. My mother and my son were 80 years apart, so I was raising my son and caring for my mother while working full time. Perfection wasn’t an option.”
A sought after humor speaker, Rosby began her career as a columnist 20 years ago for the Rapid City Journal. Her column has since expanded and is read in eleven Western and Midwestern states. Rosby has been recognized by the National Federation of Press Women, the South Dakota Federation of Press Women and the South Dakota Newspaper Association. While she writes on many topics, her life with her husband and son, who now serves in the U.S. army, has always been a popular subject.
“My family doesn’t object about being included in my humor columns, and if they do, they’re not saying. But I don’t think I place them in a negative light.” Rosby says she tries more often to make herself the object of the joke. “I think my love for my family comes through loud and clear and it’s laughing at myself and my imperfections that makes my writing relatable.”
I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch: Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest is available in paperback and eBook on Amazon.com and at other fine retailers.
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