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Humor Parodies

Abundantly Simple

by (author) Helen Kafka & Laura Hellen

Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1999
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1999
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Abundantly Simple is a brilliantly funny response to the enormously popular and saccharine-sweet bestseller Simple Abundance. The premise of the original, with its home-spun homilies, is that we should all be grateful for the little things ... stop and smell the flowers ... the glass is half-full ... yeah, yeah. In Abundantly Simple, when life gives you lemons, you highlight your hair. Here, the authors provide hilarious daily entries ripped from gratitude journals of individual women across North America. Hysterical, often sardonic, sometimes off-the-wall, each set of observations relates to popular culture and provides an outrageous voice for the ordinary "everywoman" of today. The warning is clear: Do not be sucked into the vortex of self-help! Inner peace can be attained in these life-affirming, laugh-out-loud-funny pages. Abundantly Simple allows us to peek inside the journals of mafia wives, manicurists, inmates, hypochondriacs, schizophrenics and nuns.

About the authors

Helen Kafka, a native Torontonian, is a Gemini-nominated television producer with credits that include "Street Legal" and "Side Effects". She divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. Kafka is currently developing television movies and series for television.

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Native Torontonian Laura Hellen holds a degree in Liberal Arts and Education from the University of Toronto. In addition to her work as a graphic artist and calligrapher, she pays the mortgage by managing a dental clinic. Hellen lives in Toronto and is currently juggling two car pools while desperately seeking her sanity.

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