Lighten up Mondays

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Life imitates art. Here are some publishing and writing jokes:

Why does an indie author use her phone a dozen times during dinner? To check her stats…”What? No sales in the last 45 minutes? Not even a view on my blog? How can that be?”


  • Why do they call payments from a publisher to an author “royalty,” when most checks seem like “peasantry?”
  • When comforting a Grammar Fanatic, I always say, “Their, There, They’re.”
  • “I never finish anyth….”

And now books on tape we don’t want to hear:

  • The Torah as read by Louis Farrakhan
  • The Anarchist’s Cookbook as read by Theodore Kaczinsky
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People as read by Dennis Rodman
  • Europe on $10 a Day as read by Steve Forbes
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin as read by George Wallace
  • Moby Dick as read by Jonah
  • Crime and Punishment as read by OJ Simpson
  • Feynman’s Lectures On Physics as read by Dan Quayle
  • The Joy of Cooking as read by Hannibal Lecter


6 thoughts on “Lighten up Mondays

    laura bruno lilly said:
    September 18, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    “There,Their, They’re” – (pat-pat-pat on the back) I hope this week gets better for you.
    Thanks for the light-monday fair-fare!

    Liked by 1 person

      Irene Olson responded:
      September 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      You’re very welcome. Life as an author always has speed bumps but because we are resilient, we will prevail.


    Jill Weatherholt said:
    September 18, 2017 at 7:38 am

    “The Joy of Cooking as read by Hannibal Lecter.” Yikes!

    Liked by 2 people

      Irene Olson responded:
      September 18, 2017 at 7:51 am

      After the week I had with my publisher…had to wallow in humor to get through it.


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