Leigh Anne Jasheway, M.P.H.

Award Winning Humor Speaker and Author

BOOKS BY LEIGH ANNE

When life isn’t funny and you need a quick laugh or information on how to use your sense of humor to turn your stress into giggles, you’ve come to the right place. A purchase from my product list is a lot more likely to fit properly than something from Victoria’s Secret and less likely to get you in trouble than a gift certificate to a fitness center.

So take a look. There’s something for everyone — except Rush Limbaugh. There’s probably nothing here for him.

Don't Laugh! You'll Wake the Dog! by Leigh Anne JashewayNEW! Don’t Laugh! You’ll Wake the Dog!

Humorous Musings on All Things Funny Furry and Fuzzy

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$15.00

Description:

If you love to giggle, guffaw, and snort, but find yourself holding your laughs in because you’re afraid you’ll disturb the pooch or make your other family members think you’ve lost your last marble… this is the book for you. Leigh Anne’s latest collection of funny columns will convince you that you haven’t been laughing enough lately and that no matter the eye rolls and furry family member glares, you need more hysteria in your life.

You’ll learn what a party eggplant is, how to achieve “the moves like Rover” and avoid “trexting” all while dabbing at the tears running down your cheeks. Relive that first day of school when you were petrified about your outfit and listen in on a dog’s thoughts about the meaning of life. All this from an award-winning comedy writer and dachshund wrangler.

101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$14.95

Description:

Award-winning comedian Leigh Anne Jasheway has written 101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups specifically to make readers laugh. Laughter provides great health benefits, reducing tension and improving overall mood. Jasheway’s book connects readers of all ages with their inner five-year-old, providing 101 games and activities to increase their laugh quota and decrease the pressure in their stress-o-meters. With Jasheway’s help, readers can improve their emotional health and have a great time doing it.

101 Comedy Games for Children and Grown-Ups includes eight different sections, each geared toward a different genre of comedy. The first section concentrates on introductory games for getting to know fellow participants and familiarizing oneself with the basic rules of comedy. Later chapters introduce games geared toward a specific type of comedy. Each section includes numerous games, which are presented with a general description of the activity, the purpose behind it, a list of supplies (if necessary), helpful hints, and rule variations. Jasheway also provides a key to indicate the target ages for each activity, making it easier to pick the best games for the participating group. Jasheway’s book promises to provide fun times and lots of laughs for anyone that picks it up!

Confessions of a Semi-Natural WomanConfessions of a Semi-Natural Woman

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$15.00

Description:

Left behind in the grip of a mammogram while the technician yells “Fire!” and leaves the room… laughed at by vacationers as she pushes her grey-muzzled wiener dogs in their strollers on the beach… passed by kindergartners as she pedals her comfortable bike around the neighborhood… walking through the King Tut exhibit with bloody feet because she forgot to pack comfortable shoes… learning to strip for exercise and trying not to fall down laughing…praying the people at the craft store do an intervention on her behalf… setting off the smoke alarm while taking a relaxing bath… being called a Cougar and not being at all happy about it…

This is the all-too-true funny life of award-winning humor writer, Leigh Anne Jasheway. And it’s all here in Confessions of a Semi-Natural Woman. Read this book and you’ll laugh in a very unladylike manner. There could perhaps even be snorting and gasping for air. It wouldn’t be bad advice to strap on a pair of adult diapers, just in case.

Laugh Lines Are BeautifulLaugh Lines Are Beautiful and Other Age-Defying Truths

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$14.99

Description:

Now that you’re a mature woman, you’re smart enough to know that . . . a tight ponytail can take five years off your face. More bright, brassy opinions from the fountain of truth!

From the author of Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause comes another unapologetically feisty manifesto. Laugh Lines Are Beautiful celebrates everything from the dubious benefits of maturity, moderation, and perky mammaries to the singular pleasures of mood swings, mammograms, and myopia. In comedienne Leigh Anne Jasheway’s pasture, there are no sacred cows. Growing older (and hopefully, wiser) with style and sass and a slightly sagging posterior trumps investing in anti-aging goo, inflatable face and body parts, and ill-fitting foundation garments any day. So why age gracefully when having a midlife crisis feels so good?

How'd All These Ping Pong Balls Get In My Bag (a guide to letting go with laughter)How’d All These Ping Pong Balls Get in My Bag?

by Leigh Anne Jasheway, Master of Public Health, Mistress of Public Humor

$12.00

Description:

Left behind in the grip of a mammogram while the technician yells “Fire!” and leaves the room… laughed at by vacationers as she pushes her grey-muzzled wiener dogs in their strollers on the beach… passed by kindergartners as she pedals her comfortable bike around the neighborhood… walking through the King Tut exhibit with bloody feet because she forgot to pack comfortable shoes… learning to strip for exercise and trying not to fall down laughing…praying the people at the craft store do an intervention on her behalf… setting off the smoke alarm while taking a relaxing bath… being called a Cougar and not being at all happy about it…

This is the all-too-true funny life of award-winning humor writer, Leigh Anne Jasheway. And it’s all here in Confessions of a Semi-Natural Woman. Read this book and you’ll laugh in a very unladylike manner. There could perhaps even be snorting and gasping for air. It wouldn’t be bad advice to strap on a pair of adult diapers, just in case.

Not Guilty By Reason of MenopauseNot Guilty by Reason of Menopause

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$12.95

 

Description:

With poignant humor and a bold attitude reminiscent of the BITCH book series, NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF MENOPAUSE discusses the lighter (and hopefully, cooler) side of menopause. Laugh-out-loud sayings accompany retro photographs in this lightweight gift book, which also doubles as a fan. When women of a certain age know the calcium content of a pitcher of piña coladas and can pick out their colon in a line-up, they deserve to have what this book delivers: a little black dress made of terry cloth, antiperspirant in six packs, and a personal towel boy.

Life Is Funny (a novel by Leigh Anne Jasheway)Life Is Funny (a Novel)

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$13.95

Description:

Walking into Lone Star Cuts is like stepping into the Texas State Home for Dysfunctional Hairdressers. There’s Nan, whose multiple personalities keep everyone guessing; Leon, a good ol’ boy whose octogenarian clients take his flirting seriously; and Ima the psychic manicurist who tends to fall asleep by the third finger. Judy, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comic and spends more time telling stories than doing hair, seems to be the least dysfunctional of the lot. Until, that is, she wins a comedy contest that starts a chain of events that begins with her best friend being fired and her sons being harassed by strange men in trench coats, and ends with an offer for her to run for Governor. Will she or won’t she? Only your hairdresser knows for sure. One thing is certain – it’s a hair-raising, thigh-slapping tale that will leave you wishing you’d put on Depends before you picked up the book.

Are You Playing With Me (Fun & Games To Help You Get Your Message Across)Are You Playing With Me?

by Leigh Anne Jasheway, Master of Public Health, Mistress of Public Humor

$29.95

Also available at: wholeperson.com

Description:

Are You Playing With Me? contains over 30 fun and creative activities to use with your groups. Trainers using this book will learn how to choose the right games for the right time, break down barriers to help people learn, and push people past their comfort zones without pushing their buttons.

Games are a great way to energize your group as well as:

  • Enhance creativity
  • Improve morale
  • Clearly communicate your message
  • Build healthy teams
  • Resolve conflict
  • And just plain have fun!

If you are a trainer who likes a lively, interested and energetic audience, this book is for you.

Bedtime Stories for CatsBedtime Stories for Cats

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

*Updated versions will be available in spring 2016. Used copies may be available at bookstores.

Description:

The purrfect bedside companion for feline lovers everywhere!

From tales like Rumpled Katzkin (about a cat who does Barbra Streisand imitations and the nerd who loves her) to Kitty and the Beast, Bedtime Stories for Cats will entertain humans and help spoiled kittens get their much needed sleep.

This catty collection of rewritten fairy tales is almost as good as catnip. The heroic cats and happy endings will amuse the kitten in all of us.

Bedtime Stories for DogsBedtime Stories for Dogs

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

*Updated versions will be available in spring 2016. Used copies may be available at bookstores.

Description:

Here’s a book that will make dog owners sit up and beg for more.

From tales like The Three Little Pugs to Snow White and the Seven Chihuahuas,: Bedtime Stories for Dogs entertains everyone who’s ever had – or loved – a spoiled canine.

The tales in Bedtime Stories are written just the way dogs like things – they’re short and simple, they have happy endings, they usually involve food, and they frequently refer to things that smell really awful. Each one of the stories was proofed and woofed by the author’s two wiener dogs: If they didn’t give a story two paws up and two tails wagging, it was back to the drawing board, she says.

Anyone who has a canine companion will want this charming book. It’s a bow-wow bedtime bible!

The Rules for Dogs by Leigh Anne JashewayThe Rules for Dogs:

The Secret to Getting Free Treats for Life

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

*Out-of-print. Used copies may be available at bookstores.

Description:

A book parodying the best-selling book The Rules offers advice to dogs on how “to make your person as obsessed with you as you are with your hindquarters.”

 

Yoga For Your Funny BoneYoga for Your Funny Bone

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$12.00

Description:

Whether you’re a novice comedy writer just getting started or a seasoned pro who spends less time laughing than lying face down weeping into the carpet, Yoga for Your Funny Bone is just what you need to stretch your writing to funny new places. You’ll laugh yourself silly with exercises like Bi-Polar Express, Faking It, Genre Deficit Disorder, I’m Not as Dumb as I Look, Separation Anxiety, and That’s So Formulaic. Don’t look now, but not only will you be able to flex your funny bone more often, you may also just learn a little something about life while you’re at it.

Date Me, Date My Dog by Leigh Anne JashewayDate Me, Date My Dog:

Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack

by Leigh Anne Jasheway

$9.95

*Kindle version available at online booksellers

Description:

Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack is a LOL single woman’s guide to dating that not only empowers you to hold out for a guy who loves you for the dog-loving woman you are, but also suggests ways to use your dog’s sensibilities to find Mr. Right for you and your canine kid.

Are you stuck in the endless loop of hooking up with bad boys your Chihuahua “Charo” wouldn’t even look twice at? Or have you lost many a man to dogus-interruptus (otherwise known as canine voyeurism)? Whatever your issues may be, Date Me, Date My Dog barks up all the major problem areas single women with dogs face when trying to find Mr. Right.

Date Me, Date My Dog will teach you the best places to “meet your match” and what to do once you’ve fetched him. It will also help you learn how to (among many others):

  • Communicate in English rather than “dog speak.”
  • Know when it’s appropriate to let the crazy dog lady loose.
  • Decipher the language men use in personal ads.
  • Use astrology to glimpse the future relationship between your two BFFs.
  • Prevent dogus-interruptus!

Equipped with a canine contract and dating capability test, Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack will help you successfully navigate the dog-eat-dog world of dating with humor and compassion…and more than a little help from your faithful, furry, forever friend.

 

Laugh Track & Field by Leigh Anne JashewayLaugh Track & Field*

A Short, Funny, and Partly Made Up Look at Track Town USA and the Wacky World of Track and Field

by Leigh Anne Jasheway & Jesse Springer

*Book available regionally (in-person only)

Description:

Celebrate the 2008 Olympic Track & Field Trials!

Award-winning comedy writer, Leigh Anne Jasheway, and award-winning cartoonist, Jesse Springer, have teamed up for this funny look at the sport that made Eugene famous.

Laugh Track & Field is a great gift book for track fans, for visitors to the 2008 Track & Field Trails, and for anyone who has ever seen a blur pass them by on the Pre Trail. Purchase yours at UO Duck Store locations, or for quantity orders, contact Comedy Workout Publishing at 688-1674.

Don't Get Mad, Get Funny - A Light-Hearted Approach to Stress ManagementDon’t Get Mad, Get Funny!

A light-hearted approach to stress management

by Leigh Anne Jasheway. 1996 Whole Person Associates, Inc.

$14.95

Also available at: wholeperson.com

What the reviewers have to say about this new book:

Leigh Anne Jasheway proves that comedy is accessible, necessary, and much too important to be left in the hands of “professionals.” If the people who could most benefit from reading this book fail to see the necessity of doing so, then it’s up to the rest of us to buy it. CAVEAT: Do not read this book after you stub your toe; read it beforehand. Frankly, Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny! could make the world a safer place. — Brett Butler, star of the hit TV show “Grace Under Fire”

It’s hard to teach people how to have a sense of humor, but Leigh Anne shows us that it is possible. Send a million copies to Bosnia, one to Idi Amin and a few to the poor old Queen. Quickly! — Jan Eliot, creator of the comic strip “Stone Soup”

This playful, practical, powerful book will help you to manage stress… before it mismanages you. Don’t get mad… get this book. — Dr. Joel Goodman, Director, The HUMOR Project, Inc.

Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny! was great for relieving my stress. By the time I got to Chapter 2, I was so relaxed, I dropped it on my foot. Then I really needed it. I took Leigh Anne’s suggestion and doodled ugly pictures of people who give me stress. Funny, they look exactly like the ones in my wedding album! — Paul Seaburn, comedy writer, humor consultant, co-author of “A Wife’s Little Instruction Book”

 

Description:

Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny: A light-hearted approach to stress management can help you find the funny in your life. You’ll read chapters with titles such as: “Help! I’m under so much stress, my inner child wants to be adopted!,” “Last time I went to the doctor, the blood pressure cuff exploded!” and “Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk: What the three stooges knew about the benefits of humor.”

You’ll learn simple ways to find and use your funny bone, like making funny friends, remembering and retelling your own funny stories, and adopting an alias for the evil person you become when you’re stressed-out. But, Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny: A light-hearted approach to stress management doesn’t stop there. You’ll also learn how to turn your stresses into jokes, how to keep a humor diary, how to rewrite your autobiography with humor (“I had so many step- and half- siblings we had to wear name tags to the dinner table so we could know who to yell at for taking the last roll.”)… and much more. You’ll even learn how to have an emergency humor response plan.

Don’t Get Mad, Get Funny! recently received an award of merit from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.

So, why are you standing around sweating through your life when you could be laughing it off? Don’t get mad — get this book!


Books that are no longer available
(but check in with your local used book store…)

  • Unleash Your Employees and Set Yourself Free (an eBook)
  • Serious Side Effects: The Best of Leigh Anne Jasheway From The Comic News, Vol. I
  • Driving for Idiots (Out of Print)
  • Give Me a Break (Out of Print)
  • If I Was a Dog, I’d Be a Better Person (Out of Print)
  • The Rules for Cats: How to Get Free Catnip for Life (Out of Print)