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Bob Newhart Names Madeleine Begun Kane Winner of 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award For Humor

USA TODAY AWARD       Political Song Parodies

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I'm a national award winning humorist (humor awards from the Robert Benchley Society and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists) whose humor and essays have been published in numerous newspapers, print magazines, and websites and in many anthologies (including Life's A Stitch: The Best of Contemporary Women's Humor; Funny Times: The Best of the Best American Humor; Big Bush Lies; I Killed June Cleaver; Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club; Healer {Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious Volume 2}; and The Contemporary Reader.) I'm also a "recovering" lawyer and a funny contracts writer and a musician whose political song parodies are popular "sing-alongs" at anti-Bush demonstrations.

My Raising Kane columns and other humor about marriage, work, money, travel, and other topics have appeared in numerous publications including Family Circle Magazine, First For Women, America Online, Bridge News, Career Magazine, Women's Village, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, and the New York Times and have been carried by the L. A. Times Syndicate and Knight-Ridder/Tribune.

Computers scare me, which is probably why I often write technology humor. My computer, technology, and privacy humor credits include E Business, FC Computers Made Easy, Interface Monthly, Link-up, IntellectualCapital, PrivacyPlace, and CyberGate Magazine.

Dubya's Dayly Diary (my ghostwritten White House diary) garnered lots of awards and favorable press, including USAToday Hot Site of the Day and Fun Site of the Week, an Bushie for Best Bush Parody on the Web, Maxim Magazine's Hot99, Shift Magazine's 100 Sites We Love, Political Site of the Day, and The Guardian's Best George Bush Websites. Here's my awards page.

And speaking of politics, I believe a limerick a day keeps Republicans at bay -- at least, I hope so. And that's why I write so much lefty political verse for my Political Madness Blog.

I live in New York City with my humor-inspiring husband Mark, who puts up with my writing song parodies during dinner, even though the poor guy thought he was marrying a nice Jewish lawyer.

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