AUTHOR, HUMORIST, INSTRUCTOR

THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS:


'THE LINE BETWEEN SANITY AND MADNESS
CAN BE SURPRISINGLY THIN...
HERMAN EXPLORES THE FAR EDGE OF SANITY...'

Hank Herman is an award-winning author, humorist, and writing instructor. His memoir, Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, has led to speaking engagements throughout the Northeast. His 15-book series of basketball novels, Super Hoops, is read by grade-schoolers everywhere, and his Westport News column, The Home Team, is in its 19th year. Hank teaches writing courses and workshops throughout Connecticut, and writes a "laugh-out-loud" blog, Beagle Man.

  • AUTHOR

    BOOKS, ARTICLES & ESSAYS

    Hank’s most recent book, Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, is a humorous memoir. He’s also the author of Super Hoops, a 15-books series of basketball novels for kids. In the works: Ricky Is My Co-Pilot, a humorous travel memoir based on his cross-country road trips with his beagle. He has also written for The New York Times, Men’s Health, Outside and other national magazines.

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    WRITING COURSES & COACHING

    Hank teaches writing courses for adults (Memoir, Personal Essay, Column-Writing) at both Trinity College (Hartford) and Norwalk Community College, leads independent writing workshops, and serves as personal writing coach. He also runs youth writing workshops at Connecticut schools, and tutors students in college essay writing.

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    THE BEAGLE MAN BLOG

    Beagle Man is a highly read blog within Hearst Media’s Connecticut Newspapers. Hank began writing it two years ago, and has won over pet lovers with his humor writing about his family life with Ricky the Beagle. Hank plans to use his blog stories, as well as his annual trips across the country with Ricky riding shotgun, as the basis of a humorous travel memoir.

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    ON WRITING & COLLEGE TIPS

    The self-deprecating and outrageously funny story-telling in Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell has made Hank Herman a sought-after speaker at colleges, high schools, book stores, and private groups. He also lectures on the craft of writing — especially humor, memoir, kids fiction, and personal essay.

Skills //Writer, humorist, essayist, writing instructor, personal writing coach, editor, speaker, sports enthusiast, dog lover

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    For Kids

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    The Home Team

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    School Visits

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    On Humor Writing

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    The Craft of Writing

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    College Admissions

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    The Roof Rack Report

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    Beagle Man Blog

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    Testimonials

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    Personal Writing Coach

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    Courses & Workshops

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    Class Locations

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    Press Coverage

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    Spin A Sport

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    Ricky Is My Co-Pilot

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    Marked Man

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    Super Hoops Series

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    Accept My Kid, Please!

About Beagle Man // Hank's Hearst Newspapers blog, "Beagle Man" depicts the daily give-and-take -- okay, mostly give -- with his very stubborn sidekick, Ricky the Beagle. The blog doubles as a hilarious travelogue when Hank and Ricky hit the road every fall for their great adventure: a one-month-long cross-country road trip! With no offense intended to his own three sons, Hank considers Ricky his fourth.

  • MY PALS: GRACE

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    I have to tell you about the new girl who moved in next door.  Her name is Grace, and she’s really, really good looking.  She’s a Vizsla.  I’ve always liked Vizslas.  She has a short, super-smooth coat, and a great tan.  And we’re the same age — we’re both turning five next month.  All right,
  • A DOG PARTY!

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    Big dogs and little dogs. Black and white dogs. Don’t get too wet, black-and-white dog! Four dogs down in the water. One dog up on a paddle board. Dogs at work. Work, dogs, work! Dogs at play.   Play, dogs, play! There they go. Look at those dogs go! What are they going to do?
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  • KEMBA TO BEAGLE MAN: “I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST DUCKS”

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    Beagle Man started making fun of me with his “duck” jokes back in April of 2015, when I was just an 8-month-old pup.  It was during my first cross-country road trip, and we’d stopped for a walk through the grounds of the Marin County Civic Center.  The park was kind of fancy, with DOGS MUST
  • KEMBA TO BEAGLE MAN: “I’VE GOT NOTHING AGAINST DUCKS”

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    Beagle Man started making fun of me with his “duck” jokes back in April of 2015, when I was just an 8-month-old pup.  It was during my first cross-country road trip, and we’d stopped for a walk through the grounds of the Marin County Civic Center.  The park was kind of fancy, with DOGS MUST
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