I’ve received many interesting Mother’s Day gifts over the years—there is a reason we now have a “not if it’s breathing” rule—but one I’ll never forget is this post from my daughter Melinda. It first appeared on Splitsider on May 6, 2011.
My Mom Was a Comedy Writer
by Melinda Taub
I’m that rarest of birds: a second generation female comedy writer. In the eighties and nineties, my mother was a newspaper humor columnist, sometimes for shmancy newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, but mostly for our local paper, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. This was well before blogs were a thing, so people actually read local newspaper columnists. My mother didn’t usually write about big current events — she was a stay-at-home…
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