Pamela Ribon

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Pamela Ribon is a bestselling author, television writer and performer.  A pioneer in the blogging world, her first novel, Why Girls Are Weird, was loosely based on her extremely successful website  The site has been nominated for a Bloggie in Lifetime Achievement, which makes her feel old. Ribon created the cult sensation and tabloid tidbit Call Us Crazy:  The Anne Heche Monologues, a satire of fame, fandom and Fresno.  Her two-woman show, Letters Never Sent (created with four-time Emmy winner and Jay Leno Show favorite Liz Feldman) was showcased at the 2005 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.  She has been writing in television for the past seven years, in both cable and network, including on the Emmy-award winning Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.  Using her loyal Internet fan base, Ribon sponsors book drives for libraries in need.  Over the years, has sent thousands of books and materials to Oakland and San Diego, sponsored a Tsunami-ravaged village of schoolchildren, and helped restock the shelves of a post-Katrina Harrison County, Mississippi.  Ribon’s book drive can now be found at, which has sponsored libraries from the Negril School in Jamaica to the Children’s Institute in Los Angeles. 

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Books by this Author

You Take It From Here
Going in Circles
Why Moms Are Weird
Cold Feet
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live your life in more than eight words.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Ponyboy Curtis

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Be funny, respectful and kind.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Getting struck by lightning at the same moment I'm drowning in a lake of doll heads.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm not sure, but I do know that most people will have known me for like, six months before one day they're standing next to me and suddenly realize, "Whoa! You are SHORT! I had no idea!" My secret: big shoes, bigger personality. ... I think that's also Pee-Wee Herman's secret, but whatever.

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