Barry Parham

Biography

Barry Parham is the award-winning author of humor columns, essays and short stories. He is a recovering software freelancer and a music fanatic.

Parham is the author of the 2009 sleeper, "Why I Hate Straws," his debut collection of humor and satire including the prize-winning stories, 'Going Green, Seeing Red' & 'Driving Miss Conception.'

In October 2010, Parham published "Sorry, We Can't Use Funny," another award-winning collection of general-topic satire and humor, and the more targeted "Blush: Politics and other unnatural acts." He followed up in 2011 with "The Middle-Age of Aquarius," a growing-old-but-not-so-gracefully vehicle for the award-winners 'Comfortably Dumb,' 'Snowblind' and 'The Zodiac Buzz-Killer.'

"Full Frontal Stupidity" (2012), Parham's 5th collection of humor, satire and observations, features more award-winning stories, including 'Skirts vs. Skins' and 'Scenes From a Maul.' He followed up the next year with a brace of collections, "Chariots of Ire" and "You Gonna Finish That Dragon?" and most recently published his 8th compilation, "Maybe It's Just Me."

Parham's work has also been featured in three national humor anthologies:
"My Funny Valentine" (2011)
"Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales" (2012)
"My Funny Major Medical" (2012)

Where to find Barry Parham online


Where to buy in print


Books

Maybe It's Just Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,830. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Award-winning humorist Barry Parham delivers in his eighth hilarious collection of weekly columns, covering everything from insane interpreters to Olympic Game glitches, all in the "take no sacred cow prisoners' style his subscribers have come to crave.
Chariots of Ire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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"Parham has done it again...'Chariots' is another smash in a long list of dangerously funny books" -- Author McKendree Long. Humorist Barry Parham is back, taking aim at social media, marketing, politics, and other human shortcomings.
You Gonna Finish That Dragon?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,090. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"Barry Parham's knee-slapping spoofs cut to the funny bone in "You Gonna Finish That Dragon?", a superb mix of cutting-edge humor and scathing common-sense truths." In his seventh critically-acclaimed collection, Parham points his Pardon Me?-o-meter at American culture science, men & women, ferret owners, and why Paul Revere was a lousy dentist.
Full Frontal Stupidity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"Parham is at the very top echelon of American humorists, equal to Dave Barry or David Sedaris on their best day." Linton Robinson (Editor, My Funny Valentine) Humor columnist Barry Parham is back, launching his latest salvo of hilarious, thought-provoking, take-no-prisoners observations. Includes these award-winning stories! Skirts vs. Skins Scenes From a Maul
The Middle-Age of Aquarius
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,120. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Welcome aboard for online humorist Barry Parham's fourth collection of looks at play, work, art, TV, cultural norms (a very short chapter, that one), ads, fads, politics, the internet, anti-social networking, and why the end of the world might be late. And yes, Straw-Heads, the ferrets are back. Includes these award-winning stories! Comfortably Dumb || Snowblind || The Zodiac Buzz-Killer
Sorry, We Can't Use Funny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Following the success of his first book, the 2009 sleeper, "Why I Hate Straws," online humor columnist Barry Parham delivers again. Satire at its best! Includes the award-winning stories "Actuarial Family Theater" and "Perfect!"
Blush: Politics and other unnatural acts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Humorist Barry Parham's back with another acute collection of satire, targeting politics and other evils. And when Barry's inside the Beltway, no party is safe. "Very appealing and cleverly put together." "I love your stories ... Your 'Ozzie & Harriet' in the future was a riot!" Includes the award-winning story "Razing Arizona!"
Why I Hate Straws
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,520. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Online humorist Barry Parham unleashes this set of satire, humor, and indignations. His perorations poke at family, dating, politics, culture, good and bad decisions, and ferrets. Says one reader: "His delivery is so slick, his punchlines so accessible...Parham proves that he really only needs one sentence to bring you to tears." Includes the award-winning story "Driving Miss Conception."

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