Mark Hunter (ozma914) wrote,
Mark Hunter

My Funny Valentine -- the perfect holiday gift

A local columnist is one of forty humor writers featured in My Funny Valentine, the perfect antidote to the problem of both wintertime blues and finding a perfect and unique Valentine’s Day gift.

 Mark R. Hunter’s column “Valentine Fail, or: Where to Sleep When You Don’t Own a Doghouse”, originally appeared in The Albion New Era, Churubusco News, and Northwest News last year, and is reprinted in My Funny Valentine along with pieces by columnists, bloggers, and cartoonists from all over. The book makes a great Valentine’s gift: It doesn’t go bad in a week like flowers, has no calories like candy, and at $9.95 (plus tax) is way less expensive than jewelry – and will probably be more appreciated than lingerie. Plus, a little humor goes a long way in the dark, cold months of winter.

 My Funny Valentine is available as a print book at Hunter’s website,,  and in print or e-book at the publisher’s website,

 Hunter will also have copies available at a book signing January 30th, from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Noble County Public Library main branch, 813 E. Main Street in Albion. Anyone who buys both it and Hunter’s novel, Storm Chaser, will get the second book at two dollars off.

 Print copies are also available at the Albion New Era office, on South Orange Street in Albion.

 More on My Funny Valentine:

            Love is to laugh with, not at, in this anthology of Vday humor from forty of the top humor writers around. An inexpensive, pocket-sized book focused on Valentine giving and lightening-up, My Funny Valentine is a condensed packet of laughs and smiles.

            This is the first offering from My Funny Books, a new imprint dedicated to showcasing the country’s top humor writers. The writers here are contest winners, syndicated columnists, book authors, working comediennes, writers and producers for television shows, joke-mongers for famous comics, and beloved cartoonists. Some quotes:

I don’t need a special day to be awkward, uncomfortable and falsely selfless. That’s what dating was for. – Blythe Jewell

             We lovingly refer to it as Valentine’s Day because "Sex for Chocolate Day" was vetoed by the greeting card industry. – Leigh Anne Jasheway

 Valentine’s Day is about those five little words: Charge it to my Visa. – Jim Shea

 Yeah, so, I missed Valentine’s Day this year. On a totally unrelated note I’ve discovered it’s possible, and even advisable, to sleep in today’s smaller, more fuel efficient cars. – Mark R Hunter

Tags: my funny valentine, new era, storm chaser
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