Lori Borgman
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Lori Borgman

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Nationally-distributed columnist, humorist and author


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Lori Borgman

Lori BorgmanNationally-distributed columnist, humorist and author

Lori Borgman’s weekly family life newspaper column is distributed to more than 325 papers throughout the United States and Canada, appearing in papers from the Chicago Tribune to the Miami Herald and Sacramento Bee.  Her column touches on subjects ranging from sibling rivalry to the hazard of upper arm flab.
Lori’s commentary offers humorous observations, as well as thoughtful insights on marriage, parenting, family and culture.
Her popular essay, “The Death of Common Sense” is widely circulated throughout cyberspace, read on radio and cable news shows and is sent to her at least six times a year in an e-mail forward attributed to Anonymous. Lori says she has been called many things as a writer, but to be called Anonymous hurts the most of all.

She is the author of four books including, “I Was A Better Mother Before I Had Kids,” “Pass the Faith, Please” and “All Stressed Up and No Place To Go” and her first work of fiction “Catching Christmas.”



I WAS A BETTER MOTHER BEFORE I HAD KIDS     Lori Borgman’s lighthearted take on motherhood reveals a world where nothing is as she imagined it during her pre-baby days. Drawn from her nationally distributed newspaper column, these charming stories come from one who has been in the trenches of parenthood — where children shove peas up their noses and sell gravel to the neighbors for fifty cents a stone – and survived to tell the tale.  

THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE      If Thomas Paine birthed Common Sense in the 18th Century, we killed it in the 21st Century. Lori Borgman should know – she wrote the obituary for Common Sense. That obituary, published in a small book titled “The Death of Common Sense and Profiles of Those Who Knew Him,” has been published in nine countries and translated into four languages. Lori’s Death of Common Sense presentation traces the demise of Common Sense in a humorous fashion and examines whether he can be revived. Using keen observations skills and quick wit, Lori engages audiences with ideas on how to rekindle common sense and cultivate character.  

ALL STRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO   A humorous look at the lighter side of stress — from the promises of aromatherapy to the myth that women nag and the questionability of watching the Food Network while working out on the treadmill at the gym. Lori Borgman offers up an arsenal of tension-busting laughs. In times of stress, laughter may be your best defense.  

HAPPY HOLIDAZE   It begins with a simple string of outdoor lights. Then the lights cry out for a wreath, the wreath screams for a red plaid bow, and giant candy canes would sure look nice at the end of the driveway. Before you know it you are gift wrapping the mailbox, winding tinsel around the luggage rack on the mini-van and have six albino deer parked in the front yard. Join humor columnist Lori Borgman as she examines the insanity of holidaze bound by family celebrations and holiday traditions.

Note to event planners: The presentation is wonderful for (and well received by) November and December audiences. Primarily about family traditions and antics, the presentation is sensitive to those of all faiths.


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