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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    Book Fan Mail

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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.

  • KEMBA AND FRIENDS

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    From time to time, circumstances force my hand and I have to leave Kemba with dog sitters.  This pains me, because I’m sure he can’t be totally happy when he’s not in my company.  My logic behind this belief?  Well, I know that I can’t be totally happy when I’m not in his company, and I assume
  • WHAT KEMBA GOT FOR CHANUKAH

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    Last night, on the first night of Chanukah, Kemba got an orange-and-blue Chuckit Ultra Ball.  This is by far his favorite kind of toy.  He used to be content with regular tennis balls — he’d fetch them 24/7 — until he decided tennis balls grow on trees and were no longer a big deal.  These days only
  • SO WHEN’S MY STAR TURN??

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    What’s wrong with this picture?  That’s right:  I’m not in it!  Last month Grace, my sweet, cutesy next door Vizsla, weaseled her way into a fashion shoot with supermodel Christy Turlington, for Loro Piana.  (Which, it turns out, is a chic clothing brand.  Yeah, I thought it was a musical instrument too.)  Okay, I get it, so
  • YAY! THE DOGS ARE BACK!

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    A couple of Saturdays ago, Westport went absolutely nuts!  It happened right around noon, when that guy Joe was announced as our next President.  Cars honking all up and down the Post Road, and Compo Road South.  Everyone grinning and shouting!  Beagle Man went for a long ride on his bike, blowing his whistle like
  • THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK

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    Heading out to dinner last Friday night.  I began scooping up my things — car keys, phone, reading glasses, mask — but I didn’t see my wallet in the drawer by the front door where I usually leave it. “Have you seen my wallet lying around?” I asked Carol.  She, of course, gave me the look.
  • LIKE / DON’T LIKE

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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.

Address // 7 Devon Road, Westport, CT 06880

Telephone. // 203-255-2176

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