The author publishes the “pandemic edition” of the Humor collection

Jamesburg, NJ, July 10, 2022 — ( — Comedy author and laughter workshop host Noreen Braman has released her third and final edition of “Treading Water,” a collection of chronicles comedies and personal essays. Subtitled “The Pandemic Edition,” it features an updated cover featuring Zelda, the paddling Golden Retriever, doing her best to keep her head above water while wearing a mask for COVID-19.

The 300-page edition includes not only old favorites from the previous edition, but also more recent essays that Braman has published on Medium,, and other online sources. It includes the “Evil Pants” series as well as blogs from its “Roderama” page which focused on the adventures of small furry creatures. The chapters begin with quotes on humor, some of which come from surprising sources.

“Living in New Jersey since I was 11 meant rain could come in the form of hurricanes, flooding rivers, blizzards, backed up sewers and frozen pipes. Many of the essays and blog entries in my book were written while it was raining, and all of them were written while I was, in some way, there. And I continue to tread water today,” she wrote. His stories include snapshots of life, high school years in eastern Brunswick, dealing with sexism, ageism and typos, as well as young family life and the discovery of love. in middle age. She hopes to inspire smiles, laughter and even deep thoughts.

“Treading Water, The Pandemic Edition” is currently available exclusively through LULU Editions.

In 2010, Noreen Braman – who had already reinvented herself in 1997 after a controversial divorce – was reeling from a downsizing of the company, facing an economic recession of historic proportions and dealing with her own problems. quarantine. Soon, her skills as a strategic communications professional, comedian and performer will send her in a new direction.

By the end of that year, she became a certified Laughter Yoga leader, was blown away at a talk called “Can Humor Save the World,” and studied the psychology of laughter at Rutgers University. She added certification in laughter wellness, studied the science of happiness through UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, joined the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor (AATH), and presented laughter for his health through his smiling side of the laughter of life. & Happiness Club presentations since. She continues to build her knowledge base through continuing education and certifications, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Noreen thanks Dr. Paul McGhee’s book, “Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed Out World”, as well as Linda Richman’s “I’d Rather Laugh: How to Be Happy Even if Life has Other Plans for You” helped her understand the importance of humor and laughter for all humans. With the physical and emotional health benefits that come with humor, laughter and mindfulness, Noreen treats her fibromyalgia and thyroid disease with humor, reminding us all that yesterday’s problem can be the funny story of ‘today.

Noreen is an author, strategic communications professional, and instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University, and has also shared her wellness messages with organizations such as The Center for Great Expectations, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Sunnybrook Assisted Living, The Wexford at Wall Township, Hispanic National Bar Association, CFC Loud & Clear Foundation, NJLAP’s Networkers Without Borders, Raritan Police Department, NJ Public Defenders, Morristown Hospital Women’s Group, Mercer County Bar Association, Burlington County Bar Association, New Jersey Association for Justice, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, The Society for Emotional Intelligence, The Arc of Middlesex, East Windsor Township Senior Center, Recovery 360, Paint the Mall Purple Recovery Event, The Arbor Company and others.

Lola R. McClure