Cary Humor Author Featured on “Working Writers” Blog

Wisconsin editor interviews Cris Cohen on his upcoming book, writing

Humor author/blogger Cris Cohen.


May 19, 2011 (Cary, NC) – Cris Cohen, a humor writer and blogger in Cary, NC, recently caught the attention of Cherie Burbach in Wisconsin, the founder and editor of Working Writers, a blog for and about writers and the latest publishing news.

This week, Burbach published an interview with Cohen that discusses, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane, the book he’s publishing this fall through his own small press, Tyrannasaurs Max Press, as well as the purpose behind the book, and other aspects of Cohen’s writing life.

“Ever thought of writing humor? How about donating proceeds of your book to a great cause?” Burbach asks her readers in the introduction. “Cris Cohen is doing both of those things now!”

As the interview explains, Cohen is publishing Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane as a way to raise funds for a local baseball league for kids with special needs,

Cover art by Darla Yancho

including his son, Max. A collection of humor columns he wrote for several newspapers while he lived in California, and new ones he’s written since he and his family moved to Cary in 2008, the book’s sales will be donated to the baseball league.

“With all that we have gained from the league, I wanted to give something back,” Cohen told Burbach. “Thus, the bulk of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the league.”

When asked what book he’s currently reading, Cohen said: “TC Boyle’s book The Women: A Novel…Mr. Boyle has an eloquence that is rivaled only by the way my relatives’ talk about a really good buffet.”

When asked what he does when he’s not writing, Cohen quipped, “I spend a lot of time engaging in self-doubt and general anxiety. I don’t mean to brag, but if it were an Olympic event, I think I would medal in it.”

To read the entire interview, go to and click on “Cris Cohen.”

For more information on Cohen’s upcoming book, visit

About Cris Cohen:

Cris Cohen, the author of the “Nothing In Particular” blog and a humor columnist for, was born in Buffalo, NY, and grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, eventually graduating from the University of Southern California. After a stint in rock radio in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Cris started writing his humor column for a collection of California newspapers. He eventually gravitated toward the tech world and Silicon Valley, working for companies such as Netscape and Cisco Systems. Cris, his wife Michele, and their young son Max moved to Cary, North Carolina, in 2008. Cris’ blog is available at His first book, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane, is due out in the fall of 2011. For more information visit

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