Howard Eisenberg


Writing books for over 50+ years, turning 90 this year, author Howard Eisenberg has written hundreds of articles, countless books --often with his late wife, Arlene (What to Expect When You're Expecting)-- for national publications. Howard's writing has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, Parade, The Wall Street Journal, Parenting Magazine, Baby Talk, Reader's Digest and dozens of others. Additionally he's written six adult books, four co-authored with Arlene, three Guess Who (Guess Who Zoo, Guess Who Farm, Guess Who Neighborhood) books for children, and scripts for radio and TV. Howard's latest book Adorable Scoundrels is a wry read of super poems about tenacious tots. A great grandfather even greater writer, Howard's website is

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
World War II had just ended and I was an 18-year-old PFC in Company K of the 357th Infantry bivouacked in an SS barracks. “I see in your file,” Captain Ingraham said, “that you’ve had two years of college. The Krauts left a mimeograph machine here when they took off. Write us a newspaper.” A half-dozen interviews and days later, the first copies of “The Rifleman” came hot off the mimeograph and I thought, “I’m a writer. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was a bazooka-toting18-year-old PFC with Company K of the 357th Infantry when WW2 ended for us at a former SS barracks in Germany. Our captain thought a company newspaper would be a good idea, noticed in our files that I’d had two years of college, and ordered, “Write me a newspaper.” There was an abandoned mimeo machine there, so I did, and The Co. K Rifleman was born. So was the thrill of seeing my words in print. I thought, “This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
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Where to find Howard Eisenberg online


Howard Eisenberg on CBS Early Show
"Its Never Too Late to Date" by Howard Eisenberg

PS 1 performs Eisenberg's "Guess Who Zoo"

Good News Broadcast Interviews Howard Eisenberg
Adorable Scoundrels


Adorable Scoundrels: A Treasury of Toddler Poems
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Topic / marriage & family
Reader's Favorite says, "Adorable Scoundrels by Howard Eisenberg is a fun collection of short verses about bringing up toddlers or children. There are 43 poems, each accompanied by bright and colorful illustrations. Parents and grandparents everywhere will recognize and empathize with the humorous take on life with youngsters that these poems convey."

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