As a general rule, I’m not comfortable writing my own bio. It’s hard to know what, if anything about my life or credentials, would be of interest to anyone else. But I understand that such things are good to have on file in case a quick eulogy is needed. So, should I get eaten by a Great White shark, feel free to have a D-list celebrity read this aloud at whatever gas station people are solemnly gathering at for my candlelight vigil. (A few flowers would be nice, now that I think about it… and maybe a chocolate fondue fountain…)
Alison Grambs is a performer, essayist, and the author of: The Man Translator: Your Essential Guide To Manland (featured on the Today show) and The Smart Girl’s Guide To Getting Even (Citadel Press) as well as the children’s joke books: Totally Silly Jokes; Nutty Names Knock-Knocks; Crazy Christmas Jokes; and Hilarious Halloween Jokes (Sterling Publishing.) As a homely tween she played “Pepper” in the 2nd National Tour of “Annie” and later studied Drama and the art of rolling around the floor in a leotard and tights at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. A graduate of Haverford College with a degree in English Literature, she performed comedy improvisation with “Chicago City Limits” and has appeared in a couple of commercials no one ever saw. For many years she worked at the legendary Friars Club as a staff writer and producer, as well as Director of Membership. Her writing has appeared in MAD magazine; The New York Times; The Huffington Post; The Daily News; in the live personal essay performance show “WORD: The Story Telling Show“; and on www.OneForTheTable.com, www.Humorwriters.org, and her personal blog, www.NapoleonWasQuiteTall.com. Alison’s newest book will be releasing shortly, an off-beat collection of personal stories with a wacky twist. She and her adorable husband live in New York City with their new rescue pup, and spend much of their time road-tripping around the country, either by car, motorcycle, or with a flock of pigeons.