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.

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    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.

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    Things I like: •  Carrots.  I like a lot of things besides my kibble, but this is the only people food Mom gives me.  Of course I grab the better stuff when no one’s looking — bagels, salami, pickles, you name it — but then I get in trouble.  Not big trouble, though.  Risk-reward?  Definitely worth it.
  • REVEREND BEAGLE MAN

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    “We interrupt this blog about dogs to bring you some breaking news:  The House Formerly Known as Camp Herman has been torn down . .” That’s how I started my mid-June post (“Glory Days“) about the demolition of the house my family lived in for over 30 years — from 1987 through 2018.  The bulk
  • THE UNDER DOG

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    Are you ready for some football?  I’m sure not!  Beagle Man gets so moody during the football season.  I wonder . . . do you think rooting for the Jets could have anything to do with it?  The season began yesterday with the Thursday Night game (Super Bowl champs Kansas City beat Houston), but Beagle Man’s season
  • KEM AND GRACE

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    It was all quiet on the eastern front.  I’d been flinging the Green Ball into the ocean for Kemba to retrieve for a good 45 minutes now, and he was  happy to follow my command to “read and relax.”  I was comfortably leaning back in  my sand chair, book spread open on my lap, and
  • PILLOW TALK

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    Beagle Man’s always telling anyone who’ll listen that there’s nothing he’d like better than for me to sleep in his bed with him.  But it’s not gonna happen.  Mom says, “Absolutely not!” and it looks like what she says goes.  The thing is, I happen to know that a lot of my friends get to sleep in
  • LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH

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    On October 25, 2014, I spotted baby Kemba striding happily along with Steve the Breeder in the parking lot of a Homewood Suites motel in Scarborough, Maine, near Portland.  This was the rendezvous spot where I was to take possession of my 10-week-old Duck Toller puppy.  The last time I’d laid eyes on the little

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