About You Might As Well Laugh
When it comes to surviving the joys of parenthood, take Sandi
Kahn Shelton's advice: You Might As Well Laugh. In this hilarious
collection of essays and columns, Shelton offers humor as
the best therapy for post-modern parenting. From lost keys
and broken appliances to chicken pox and outrageous homework
assignments, this working mother of three explores the everyday
quirks and joys of fast-paced family life with wit and candor.
Hailed as a young Erma Bombeck, Shelton has a knack for
finding the absurd details that can wreak havoc on a household.
Her wide-eyed, embracing style has made her the number one
humor columnist among working mothers all over the country.
Shelton has been writing her "Wit's End" column
for Working Mother magazine since 1989 and her weekly column
in the New Haven Register since 1987.
About Sandi Kahn Shelton
Kahn Shelton was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida.
At the age of five, Shelton began her literary career by
selling her first story, "The King Who Slept for Three
Hours and 45 Seconds," to a neighbor for 20 cents after
her mother wouldn't give her money for the ice cream truck.
In the mid-60s, when she was 12, the family moved to southern
California where Sandi discovered three things: she did
not possess the tanning gene, she looked ridiculous in white
lipstick, and she could not say the word 'groovy' without
laughing out loud.
Still, she managed to attend the University of California
at Santa Barbara. After her first child was born, she and
her family moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where she received
a degree in English and Journalism from Southern Connecticut
State College and began working as editor of a weekly newspaper.
Now the mother of three children, she has been writing
her weekly humor column for the New Haven Register since
1987 and writing the "Wit's End" column for Working
Mother magazine since 1989. She has won numerous journalism
awards, including the New England Associated Press's award
for Best Local Column in 1993.
She is married to Register reporter Jim Shelton.