Excellent question. You are clearly a paragon of intelligence and good breeding. I like that in a person.
Most people would use this spot to go on and on about themselves, but I find writing about myself insanely boring, so here’s the official poop on me:
Deb Amlen is a humor writer and crossword puzzle constructor whose work has been featured in The New York Times,The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Jersey Star-Ledger and other respectable, mainstream publications she tells her parents about when she calls to borrow money. At other times, she is part of the outlaw posse that writes The Onion/A.V. Club crossword puzzles and is also the “X Games” columnist for BUST Magazine, but don’t bring that up if you run into her folks at the Early Bird Special. It just makes them crazy.
She also writes a humor column called “Next Exit” about life in New Jersey for Springfield Patch.com.
Her first book, “It’s Not PMS, It’s You” (Sterling Publishing) is in stores and available online now, and she figures that, if she did it right, this book about male-female relationships will have absolutely no educational or life-changing qualities whatsoever. Please read it anyway.
She lives in New Jersey with her family and her Extremely Spunky Border Terrier™, Jade.