Lisa K. Friedman

Lisa K. Friedman's humor essays appear in newspapers and magazines.

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Read her latest book, just released on amazon: Cruise to Retribution  

In 2008, Lisa was awarded a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. Her essays and fiction are widely published.  

Lisa keeps her diplomas over her washing machine, Hershey's chocolate in her nightstand, and is known for eating ice cream out of the container with a fork. She is never without a copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style because “you never know when you’re going to need to conjugate.”

Lies We Tell: Thongs, Spanx, Stilettos and Brazilians

lies women tell

It all started with the thong craze. That’s when I realized women my age were lying to each other with alarming regularity. “Thongs are really comfortable once you get used to them,” one friend promised. “Even a flabby ass looks great in a thong,” another said. I had no intention of trying thong underwear until…

Surprise 50th?


Last night we went to a surprise 50th birthday party. We brought a small gift along, even though the invitation specifically requested ‘no gifts’.