MY DAILY SKINCARE RITUAL in “MAD” Magazine!

“MAD” Magazine Issue #522 https://www.madmagazine.com/issues

SPRING CLEANING in “MAD” Magazine

“MAD” Magazine Issue #545 (back cover) https://www.madmagazine.com/issues

HAVE A SEAT in “MAD” Magazine

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TAKE THE DAY OFF in “MAD” Magazine

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NEVER FORGET in “MAD” Magazine

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“A CITY DIVIDED BY A BEAK” in the NY Times

A City Divided by a Beak BY ALISON GRAMBS Dear Diary: Third Avenue bus pulled over by frantic man on street. Explains he must retrieve friend’s escaped pet bird from roof of bus. Bird Sitter begs Alarmed Driver to let him climb on top of bus to rescue pet. Driver says no, too dangerous. Bird […]

“WHAT THE HE’LL?”

“What the He’ll?” By Alison Grambs Like most Americans, I like to complain. Whatever has irked me – be it a problem at work, a squabble with my parents, a politician’s latest scandal, a friend’s thoughtless remark, or just a spontaneous burst of exasperation with my life in general, I relish in the rant. Also […]

“Les Hamburgers in the City of Light and Strikes and Floods”

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Les Hamburgers in the City of Light and Strikes and Floods by Alison Grambs It was hard not to take it personally. The moment my mother and I stumbled off the plane onto Parisian soil this past June, the city was getting away from itself in a most unusual way. Too-close-for-comfort terrorism alerts were being […]

SIGNS OF THE TIMES in “MAD” Magazine

“MAD” MAGAZINE ISSUE #540 https://www.madmagazine.com/issues

“HOLDING HANDS”

“Holding Hands”  by Alison Grambs A few months ago I was walking home from work along a side street of Manhattan. Casually strolling towards me was a distinguished man and woman who looked to be in their mid-seventies. They were holding hands. I was holding my cell phone. They were quietly talking to each other […]

CAN YOU SPARE A DOLLAR? in “MAD” Magazine

“MAD” MAGAZINE ISSUE #535       https://www.madmagazine.com/issues

“Would You Like Beet Root With That?”

“WOULD YOU LIKE BEET ROOT WITH THAT?” By Alison Grambs “WHAT DO YOU MEAN, NO TURKEY???”  I have never sent an angrier text in my life. Ping! “We are having my famous Native American pumpkin chili,” Mother just texted back.  “You liked it last year.”   No.  I did not like it last year!   In fact, […]