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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    Beagle Man Blog

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    Personal Writing Coach

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    Courses & Workshops

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    Class Locations

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    Spin A Sport

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    Ricky Is My Co-Pilot

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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.

  • SHE’S A LOT BETTER THAN I THOUGHT

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    Not long after Ricky the Beagle passed on, Beagle Man announced to Mom that he needed another dog.  “That’s fine,” Mom said, “as long as you understand one thing.  He’ll be your dog.  I won’t walk him.  I won’t wake up with him.  I won’t pick up his poop.  And I won’t play with him.”  I’m
  • MY PALS: DODGER III

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    Beagle Man and I were down at Compo Beach yesterday — and boy, was it a beautiful morning!  (I hope you can make out the sun sparkling on the water in the photo, right.)  I dashed over toward the cannons, as I always do, and when I got there, this lady started making a huge
  • MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

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    Beagle Man always pats me on the head and tells me I’m a “good, good boy” — but I suppose could try to be even better . . . •  I will keep my paws off the kitchen counter, and stay away from Mom’s chicken quesadillas.  I’ll be happy with my same-old same-old kibble —
  • A CHRISTMAS STORY

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    It’s an oft-told Herman family tale this time of year. December 25, 2003 — Ricky the Beagle’s first Christmas.  Matt is 22.  Robby is 10.  (Greg is 19, but he’s not part of this story.  Sorry, Greg.)  Matt and Robby are locked in one of their weird competitions:  Whose gift will Ricky like better? Robby
  • THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

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    You guys all know how I feel about Beagle Man.  I’d do anything with him, and I’d go anywhere with him.  (Even though he didn’t take me on the Epilogue Trip.)  But there’s one thing I have to say:  He’s a little bit strict and stingy when it comes to food.  He claims it’s for my health — I had a
  • EPILOGUE???

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    He’s ba-a-a-ck!  That’s right, the Beagle Man has landed — right here in WePo after 21 days on the road.  Of course, first order of business was his mushy reunion with Kemba, who bowled B-Man over, slurped up his face, reached his paws onto Beagle Man’s shoulders in a doggy-style hug . . . yada-yada-yada.  Very touching.

Address // 7 Devon Road, Westport, CT 06880

Telephone. // 203-255-2176

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