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ernie's world the book

I spend every day thinking about humor, searching for humor, and writing humor. My writing life and personal life have melded into something readers, family, and friends know as “Ernie’s World.” Now you can come along for the ride and see what a typical year in the life of a “working” writer is really like. From searching for that special
last-possible-moment anniversary gift at the farmers market, to appearing in the movie “Sideways,” to helping out the alligator wrestler in the Everglades, and (gasp) trying to make a living out of it all without getting the dreaded “day job,” you’ll find Ernie’s World is a fun and funny place to visit. Who knows, you might even learn enough to become a humor writer yourself!


"Ernie Witham is Erma Bombeck With Five O'Clock Shadow."
Chryss Yost — Santa Barbara Independent

"Ernie Witham's laugh-out-loud
columns are conclusive proof
that the heart is indeed
connected to the funnybone.
Move over Dave Barry.
Make room for
Ernie Witham."

Richard Barre
Author of The Innocents and
Burning Moon

“Ernie Witham has contributed many stories to our
Chicken Soup collections and is one of my favorite
writers because he combines laugh-out-loud humor with down-to-earth humility.”

Jack Canfield — Co-Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

“Ernie Witham makes me laugh out loud — as rare a sound as the mating call of the Dodo bird — and just as treasured!”
Barnaby Conrad — Founder, Santa Barbara Writers Conference and author
of Matador, Hemingway’s Spain, Name Dropping! and Last Boat to Cadiz

“I am LOVING your book. Besides its charm, it’s also a wonderful primer for writing humor. I assume you use it that way in your workshops and talks. If not, you should.”
Phyllis Gebauer — Writer, Teacher, Workshop Leader, Lecturer, Author of Pagan Blessing and Hot Widow

Featured in the
Montecito Journal
and other publications

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