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A brush with greatness

With Diane Dean-Epps' unique sit-down stand-up style of writing, there's no doubt she's got the chops for comedic stardom. With the publication of her newest humor book, decorated fetchingly with pop art, Just Because I'm Not Effin' Famous, Doesn't Mean I'm Not Effin' Funny represents her fifth time out as a published author. Dean-Epps offers up laugh-out-loud, highly relatable stories from her travels and life that'll make you feel as though you took every one of those trips with her, riding shot gun along the way. Other publishing credits also include numerous essays that have appeared in a variety of periodicals, including MORE magazine, NPR's This I Believe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento magazine, Bigger Law Firm magazine and the Sacramento Business Journal.

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Mr. Sunshine

Of our planet's many great meteorological mysteries - including why, since I am full of hot air, no hurricane in the past 30 years has been named after me - this one is the most baffling of all: What the hell is the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy? I never knew the answer because, with my limited comprehension of weather patterns, I get very few brainstorms. As I have sadly come to realize, it's not the heat, it's the stupidity. But I now have a much clearer understandin ...
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Try using a nicer tone

What do you do when you're in a relationship and the other party will not negotiate, doesn't understand the word NO, has no respect, a mind of its own, and is difficult to deal with? Does this sound like your mother-in-law? Well, then I'm sorry for you, but I'm talking about my iPhone. In therapy terms my phone seems to be "finding its voice." But unlike previous parenting skills which seemed to work - the time-outs, the ultimatums, the watch your tone or you will spend the weekend dustin ...
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