Alex Bernstein


Alex Bernstein is a freelance writer in New Jersey. His work has appeared at Litro, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Rumpus, The Legendary, The Big Jewel, MonkeyBicycle, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, and PopImage, among others. Please visit him at

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Wow. Must've been middle school. Mid-'70s or so?
What's the story behind your latest book?
Miserable Holiday Stories is a collection of pieces that I'd written as holiday gifts for family and friends over the past 10 years or so. (Although a few, like Gypsy, go back to the late 80's/early 90's. Gypsy, btw, was also used as an audition monologue HBO used to give actresses who tried out for one of their comedy shows back then.) Most of the pieces have subsequently been published in literary magazines for the last several years (e.g. Litro.UK, Blue Print Review, The Big Jewel) but this is the first time they've been collected in one place. It's a short book, but I've tried to add some surprises to it. There's one never-before-published piece, "Blue Christmas", that I'm particularly pleased with. And there's an extra story hiding in there, also. Kind of like an extra album track.
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Where to find Alex Bernstein online


Miserable Holiday Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Author and humorist Alex Bernstein presents a collection of quirky, bittersweet tales calculated to ruin even the most blessed festivities. Featuring the Glimmer Train finalist "Brownie Mix", "The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!" and the never-before-printed "Blue Christmas", Miserable Holiday Stories is the perfect gift for that special someone you'd rather not ever hear from again.

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