Karen Lee is originally from Denver CO by way of Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a former housewife with hobbies. She used her sense of humor to take the edge off a difficult childhood. After a miscarriage she learned to write and perform standup comedy. From September 1989 to February of 1996 she published the ground breaking Laughter Prescription Newsletter dedicated to the healing power of humor.
The newsletter was distributed to over 250 hospitals, hospices, libraries and people who wanted the benefits of the healing power of humor. In 1993 Karen spoke to aspiring physicians as part of the Compassion and the Art of Medicine series at Baylor College of Medicine. Lee has also appeared on CNN-FN sharing how Bellylaughs are Good for the Bottom Line. The newsletter has been written up in several national publications including Weight Watcher’s Magazine, For Women First, American Pharmacy and Creative Classroom.
Lee is available for presentations on the topic of Comic Relief for Life's Maalox Moments and also presents Mirth Aid Playshops, First Aid for the Funnybone. In her spare time Karen ponders the question, “if life is a banquet, what am I doing at the Shoney’s salad bar?”
The dictionary you never saw in medical school. This new ebook by comedian Karen Lee is a punny romp through the medical lexicon. Each letter of the alphabet features humorous illustrations by cartoonist T. McCracken.