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KIM BONGIORNO

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Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying

I'm the author, freelance writer, public speaker, and award-winning blogger behind Let Me Start By Saying.

Books and Shopping and Laughing OH MY

There’s nothing like people making you laugh. NOTHING.

Two new speaking events in New Jersey

Are you in New Jersey? I'll be attending two events on Saturday, September 23rd! I'll be there to meet attendees, sign books, and do at least one reading at each event. Click the images for more details and to RSVP,... Continue Reading →

But Did You Die?

New book! New book! WOO HOO! But Did You Die? is the fifth hilarious installment in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. But Did You Die? is a collection of terrible (but also kind... Continue Reading →

How to Support Authors You Love

It can take you no more than two minutes, but it means the world to authors when you do it.

Monthly Parenting Humor Column on FamilyEducation

One of my favorite people to write with is Jeff Vrabel (we worked together forever at Nickelodeon), because he makes me laugh. A lot. Lucky for me, I now get to co-write a monthly column with him on FamilyEducation, starting today! I hope... Continue Reading →

EBWW Humor Writer of the Month

When I was a kid, I read everything I could get my hands on. That included things that maybe weren't quite age-appropriate, since I swiped a lot of my mom's books and magazines when she was done with them. I... Continue Reading →

6 Easy Steps to Make Your Blog More Shareable

If you want people to read and share your blog, it is a good idea to make it easier for them to do so. These are the most basic things every blogger should do to help make their blog more successful.

The Problem with Borrowing Tweets You Did Not Write

You might be hurting a writer's career without even realizing it.

New Book: I Just Want to Be Perfect

Announcing a new book that reminds us to embrace our perfect imperfections while making us laugh out loud.

Now on The Washington Post

Today I make my debut on The Washington Post, talking about a subject very near to my heart.

Now on Babble!

Today I make my debut on Babble! Come read 21 STAGES OF DRINKING A GLASS OF WINE WHEN YOU'RE A MOM today, then visit my author profile over there for everything I publish from this point, forward. Happy happy day!

Speaking Engagement Announcement: Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop

Will you be at Erma this year? This time around I'm not only attending this incredibly inspiring and educational conference about writing and publishing--I'll be speaking, too. WHAT: The 2016 Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop will have a special workshop called Speed Dating... Continue Reading →

Speaking Engagement Announcement: BlogU16

Whatever label you slap on yourself—writer, blogger, author, freelancer, content creator, humorist, essayist, tweeter, Facebooker, memoirist—my guess is that you always want to get better at coming up with new ideas and fresh content for your outlets. I'll be at... Continue Reading →

Now on Care.com!

I'm happy to announce that you now can find me on Care.com! My debut articles this week cover: Holiday Card and Photo Fails That Every Mom Can Relate To - Lots of you sent in photos for me to consider, which... Continue Reading →

Be An Insider!

As many of you know, I wrote a YA novel that I plan to make into a series. It is currently being reviewed by publishing houses, so I created a special mailing list for those of you interested in: Being... Continue Reading →

NYC, Love Shine, and I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone

I got to pre-game Mother's Day with a bunch of fun co-authors and new friends at our I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone book event at Love Shine boutique on Saturday May 9th! I dressed up in my brand-spankin'-new pants and... Continue Reading →

Free Moms Night Out Event in NYC

A FREE Mom's Night Out event in NYC at Love Shine with co-authors of I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone.

Thank You to All for a Great Night Celebrating I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone in NJ

A big thank you to everyone who made last night's I STILL JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE event a hit! Most photos above were taken by John Mount. Thanks, John! Morton's The Steakhouse at The Shops at Riverside provided us... Continue Reading →

Announcing: The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets

Being funny on Twitter is NOT, in fact, a waste of time. Want proof? The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets is available now! GET IT ON AMAZON GET IT FOR KINDLE And I'm in it! When I got my hands... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event in Hackensack, New Jersey

Meet Local Authors of the New Book I STILL JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE, including: Kris Amels of Why, Mommy? Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying Christine Burke of Keeper of The Fruit Loops Kim Forde of The... Continue Reading →

Announcing: Now on The Mid

Today I make my debut writing for The Mid! Come see why I had to try out the new Elsa make-up palette and what the before/after looked like. Yes, the Elsa of 'Frozen' fame. Yes, I'm a 39-year-old woman. CLICK... Continue Reading →

I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone: Now Available

Where to buy I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone, the third book in the New York Times Best Selling series.

I Just Want to Pee Alone Makes NY Times Best Sellers List

The 37 co-authors of I Just Want to Pee Alone can add "New York Times Best Selling Author" to their resumés today. Yep, I'm thrilled that includes me! I Just Want to Pee Alone made the February best sellers list,... Continue Reading →

I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone is Coming Soon

Announcing the long-anticipated follow-up to I Just Want to Pee Alone.

Announcement: Now on Momtastic

Kim Bongiorno announces her latest regular writing gig at a popular women's interest website.

Come and See Me at BlogU15

I had such an amazing time at BlogU14 that I decided to do it again. Come join me and the rest of the team at BlogU15 this June! The great thing about The BlogU Conference is that it is an... Continue Reading →

YALLFest 2014 and Me

YALLFest is a Young Adult book festival in Charleston, SC that I had heard about a while ago, and managed to talk my fellow author friend, Jen Mann, into coming to with me this year (admittedly, it wasn't all that hard to... Continue Reading →

I Just Want to Pee Alone National Night Out 2014

Ladies, are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Hang out with old friends? Meet some new ones? Then I have just the thing for you. The 2014 I Just Want to Pee Alone National Night Out.... Continue Reading →

New Book: Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

I am excited to announce that I'm in a new book that not only will make you laugh this holiday season, but will also help feed families in need on Thanksgiving: I'm a longtime fan of Scary Mommy Jill Smokler's blog... Continue Reading →

Now on Lifetime Moms

I am excited to announce that this summer I started a new gig, writing for the wonderful site LifetimeMoms. Visit me anytime--I'd love to see you there!

My First Podcast

Pop on by the Bloggers are Weird podcast series by DJ Paris for our chat about my writing career from its beginning to what's next for me, a reading from my fictional short story collection, a reading of a parenting humor... Continue Reading →

BlogU14 Was a Success!

The first annual BlogU Conference was held in Baltimore, MD this past weekend, and has been considered a great success. I not only had the honor of emceeing some of the event, but I also was on two season panels.... Continue Reading →

NJ Book Event for I Just Want to Be Alone

Come meet some of the co-authors of I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE in New Jersey! Get all the details here on the Facebook Event Page, then come and meet: Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying See her on... Continue Reading →

I Just Want to Be Alone

I'm pleased to announce that an essay of mine is included in the new humor anthology I Just Want to Be Alone, the much anticipated follow-up to the #1 best-selling book I Just Want to Pee Alone! The official release date... Continue Reading →

Register Now for BlogU

Registration is now open for the 2014 BlogU Conference, June 6th – 8th, 2014 at Notre Dame of Maryland University CLICK HERE for ticket pricing and to place your order. WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? A team of successful bloggers, authors, freelance writers, and... Continue Reading →

Announcing: The Blog U Conference

From June 6th-8th 2014 there will be a brand-new blogging and writing conference taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, called The Blog U Conference. I am proud to announce that I am part of a faculty that includes well-respected bloggers, best-selling... Continue Reading →

Announcing: I Write for NickMom!

I'm excited to finally announce that I am one of the new staff writers for NickMom.com! NickMom is a great website focused on finding the humor in motherhood. From video clips to graphics, photo captions to Top 9 lists, there... Continue Reading →

Find the Perfect Shade: A Book Event for “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth”

Each Fall over 2,000 women who love to shop descend upon Downtown Westfield, NJ for an epic Girls Night Out. This year, it's going to be even more fabulous! Blue Mercury beauty supply shop & spa believes that if you're... Continue Reading →

A Wrap-up of the Kidville Event

On Thursday, Sept 12th Kidville Westfield hosted the "Back to School, Back to Sanity" event to celebrate I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE and the release of "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth" with: Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By... Continue Reading →

I Just Want to Pee Alone NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Wednesday, October 16th has been declared I Just Want to Pee Alone Day! I'll be joining fellow I Just Want to Pee Alone co-authors all across the country in hosting a night out - and you're invited! Come read the... Continue Reading →

New Jersey Book Event at Kidville

Two books, 6 co-authors, 1 fun night at Kidville in Westfield, NJ, featuring: Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying (me!) Amy Bozza of My Real Life Kim Forde of The Fordeville Diaries Anna Sandler of Random Handprints Ellen... Continue Reading →

Announcing: “You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth”

I am in a new humor anthology that any woman who has had a friend tell her "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth" will love: This book has honest, relatable stories about dating, beauty, toots, ta-tas, love, health, and more,... Continue Reading →

Wonderful Things Happened in Chicago

Simply put, I felt honored while in Chicago this past week. I sum it up in my review over on my blog Let Me Start By Saying HERE, but will share this: The book signing was amazing. Here's a sneak... Continue Reading →

5 Editors, 5 Questions with Kim Bongiorno on Write on Edge

I'm excited that Write on Edge invited me to be the first guest in their new series called 5 Editors, 5 Questions. The concept is simple: anything goes! Head on over to see what fun inquiries they pulled from their hats,... Continue Reading →

Announcing: A New Edition of Part of My World + A Giveaway

Back in January, the eBook version of Part of My World: Short Stories was published for Kindle, Nook, iTunes and more. Today, due to popular demand, I am announcing the new release of a paperback edition! Click the image above to... Continue Reading →

Kim Bongiorno Named a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year

Last night was a great night. I got some news that I had hoped to hear, more than I let myself realize. Out of over 2,000 entrants, I was selected as one of the 100 BlogHer Voices of the Year... Continue Reading →

Announcing: Kim Bongiorno on Today’s Mama

Starting today, you will now find me blogging weekly on Today's Mama! I'm the newest New Jersey-based Parenting blogger there, writing stories much like I do on my blog Let Me Start By Saying. My first post debuts today! Come... Continue Reading →

Announcing: BIG Chicago Book Signing for I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE

Ladies and gentleman, it had to happen. The biggest blogging conference of the year happens to be in Chicago this summer. I'm going. Lots of my co-authors in I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE are going. My in-laws live in... Continue Reading →

What Happens in Boonton, Stays in Boonton

Torrential rains tried to keep us away, but nothing can stop the I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE Fun Train! (From left to right) Amy of Funny is Family Nicole Leigh Shaw of Ninja Mom Blog Kim Bongiorno (me!) of... Continue Reading →

Boonton, NJ Book Signing for I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE

A Book Signing & Reading Event in Boonton, New Jersey! Come meet, mingle, and have books signed by: Amy Bozza of My Real Life Anna Sandler of Random Handprints Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying Amy of Funny... Continue Reading →

Vermont Book Event Wrap-Up: Friends, Fun & Photos

Vermont solidified itself in my heart as a favorite place to visit this past weekend. I drove up from my home in New Jersey to attend the: Laugh. Drink. Win. book signing extravaganza for I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE With: Kim... Continue Reading →

New Book Signing Event: Brattleboro, VT!

I'm excited to announce my next public book signing and reading event! This time I'm headed North, to the state where my mom grew up, to the place I'd go every year with her and my Nana on a ladies-only... Continue Reading →

Westfield, NJ Book Signing A Huge Success!

I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE Book Signing Event during Westfield, NJ's annual Girls' Night Out was a big success! FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Kim Bongiorno of Let Me Start By Saying Bethany Thies of Bad Parenting Moments Anna Sandler... Continue Reading →

NJ BOOK SIGNING: Update!

The book signing just got even more awesome: now Bethany Thies of Bad Parenting Moments will be joining the group of co-authors during the 5-9pm event! For more details CLICK HERE to see the Facebook Event on my LetMeStartBySaying Facebook page.ALSO: This  book signing... Continue Reading →

Book Signing Event: New Jersey

I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE New Jersey Girls' Night Out and Book Signing Event Thursday April 18, 2013 from 5-9pm is Westfield NJ's annual Girls' Night Out! Five co-authors of the best-selling humor anthology I JUST WANT TO PEE... Continue Reading →

Announcing: I Just Want to Pee Alone

I have been published in the new humor anthology I Just Want to pee Alone, which has already hit #1 on Amazon in Humor Books Parenting & Family, #1 on Amazon in Kindle Humor Parenting & Family, and #2 on... Continue Reading →

Introducing Part of My World: Short Stories by Kim Bongiorno. ORDER Part of My World: Short Stories FOR KINDLE ORDER Part of My World: Short Stories ON SMASHWORDS 

Humor Essay Published in Anthology

Announcing Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups, and Crack-Ups.  Order Fifty Shades of Funny in PAPERBACK Order Fifty Shades of Funny for KINDLE Learn more at FiftyShadesOfFunny.com

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