Ben’s Newest Book Now Available!

I’m excited to announce the launch of my and Michelle Slonim’s new book!

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Giving Mirth: Funny Thoughts On Pregnancy, Newborns & Tots is an illustrated humor book that helps ease the stress of parents-to-be.

Giving Mirth is the book to read after you’ve read one of those “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” type books, got hit with anxiety and could use some laughs.

Learn more or buy a copy here

(Giving Mirth was originally titled New Parent Smell but has since been rebranded.)

Book Press:

NJ Stage

Rise Up and Write

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Humor That Works Interview

BOAST: Best Of Astoria

Comedy Network Live

No Disrespect Podcast #150

In Hot Water #565

Love Gurus Podcast

Drew Wanna Know Podcast #17

Ben’s New Book “Russian Optimism” Now Available

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up.

Russian Optimism an illustrated coffee table book containing thirty of Russia’s most horrifically hysterical nursery rhymes, in English.


You can see more examples on the book’s website here.

Or buy directly using one of the following links:

 PayPal (US & Canada) | PayPal (International) | Amazon | Barnes and Nobles

This book makes for a great holiday gift.

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, anyone who likes dark humor will love this book.

Here’s two commercials to prove it:



Announcing My New Book Project: Russian Optimism

I’m excited to announce my new illustrated humor book project:

Russian Optimism Cover

Russian Optimism is an illustrated coffee table book of thirty of Russia’s most horrifically hysterical nursery rhymes translated for the first time for an English speaking audience.

Go To The Kickstarter Page

Each rhyme is 2-4 lines, with an innocent title and a horrible ending. Each rhyme is accompanied by a brightly colored yet twisted illustration of the scenario described to add humor.

Intro video:

Some sample images:

Click here for more info and to fund it

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