One part memoir, two parts humor, LOST JOURNAL collects the best of the nationally syndicated column seen in over 300 newspapers and websites. Each column is a humorous snapshot of a day in the authors past, written as a journal entry. A particularMoreOne part memoir, two parts humor, LOST JOURNAL collects the best of the nationally syndicated column seen in over 300 newspapers and websites. Each column is a humorous snapshot of a day in the authors past, written as a journal entry. A particular entry may be from Halloween 1980, yesterday, or the day he was born.
By writing a diary in retrospect, Mollen satirizes both past and present, serving up pop culture and nostalgia with a wit that is both sharp and gentle-hearted. Many of the entries present poignant, self-deprecating stories of growing up in the 1970s and 80s as the youngest of six boys in a middle-class, Irish Catholic family.
This volume is one of a three-part series, each one a treasury of humor.Praise for LOST JOURNAL:LOST JOURNAL is classic, timeless humor writing thats nonetheless very much of our era, and it ought to be in every newspaper in America.”– Jonathan Caws-Elwitt, playwright, The Can of Yams“Its a challenge to write with such specific details of places and people and have it relate to a national audience. Kudos, Tim, on a great gem of a collection!” – Hannah Maria Hayes, former Features Editor, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin“Mollen has entertained our readers for over six years.
Men have welcomed his fresh perspective. Women have enjoyed his unique voice, which is always humorous. He always has a fun take on life.” – Katie Hall, Living Section Editor, Cortland Standard“Tim Mollens keen observations sparkle with wit while he dissects the mysteries of childhood and beyond. – John Ducey, actor, The Jonas Brothers, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Will & Grace“Mollens uniquely funny and engaging LOST JOURNAL gets a great response from our readers, and we know youll easily relate to the amusingly disarming stories in this book.
Enjoy!” – James Israel, Publisher & Editor, Humor Times“Mollen is the Norman Rockwell of newspaper columnists. His LOST JOURNAL is a masterful glimpse into the American psyche, each collective memory mysteriously pulling you deeper into your own past.” – Santino DeAngelo, playwright, composer & lyricist, Another Happy Ending“Tim Mollen is a prose raconteur with a comedians flair for wit, timing, and knowing just where the laughs go, and he has a genius for harvesting hilarious personal tales from the landscape of ordinary life.” – Jeremy Edwards, author, The Pleasure Dial“Mollen’s LOST JOURNAL is a thought-provoking collection of his most famous columns, capturing with amazing clarity those experiences we have been only too happy to forget: the middle school field trip, the bad summer job, and that secret longing to be one of the Scooby-Doo gang.
Read LOST JOURNAL. It’s like regression therapy without the couch.” – Diana Bean, Editor, Binghamton University Magazine“LOST JOURNAL proves Mollen is a gifted humorist with a knack for eliciting both laughter and nostalgia.” – Mike McNally, author, Mr. Father“When I think back on being an adolescent in the 80s, I dont know whether to laugh or cry.
But if its Tim Mollen taking me back, its laughter all the way. Hes like Sherman, minus Mr. Peabody.” – Sarah DEsti Miller, NEA Arts Journalism Fellow & former arts critic, Gannett“LOST JOURNAL is a compilation of hilarity, and it will feed your soul!” – Roger L. Brooks, author, The Power of Loyalty“I look forward each week to receiving Tims articles. LOST JOURNAL is a personal favorite of mine, and many readers have expressed the same sentiments.