Len Bourland

September 22, 2016

Let’s See Who’s Reading: Five books to giveaway on Goodreads (which is also free)

Trying this out to see if, in the next week, anybody wants Normal as a giveaway. Just one week. Just a 10 copies. My treat. Len
September 14, 2016

Kirkus Review of Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine

KIRKUS REVIEW A housewife and mother in a Dallas suburb chronicles various changes in her life in this compilation of humor pieces. Bourland, a Dallas-based writer and NPR broadcaster who mines humor and wit from the ups and downs of everyday living, offers a collection of her essays and columns in this debut. She divides the book into different laundry-themed sections, and in the first part, “Pre-Soak,” she introduces her surgeon husband, her two sons and daughter, and the family dog. In the second, “Normal,” […]
September 12, 2016

The Speed Trap…Again

En route to Whole Foods on a sweltering Labor Day to get something to grill, like everybody else in America, I took the quick route through Highland Park, aka “The Bubble.” The last 4 way stop in the little bedroom community, about 10 yards from the entry to Whole Foods was free and clear, as I looked both ways to head into the jammed lot. I heard the whoo, whoo of a siren and I glanced around for the cause when a foghorn from a […]
September 5, 2016

Just gave birth…a .4lb firstborn (My new book) And I was writing about Donald in 1997…

It took a little over nine months to compile, write and edit my columns into the narrative memoir now on bookshelves and online. Like any labor of love it was a much bigger project then I realized. Those “short,fun, reads” that I see in every bookstore I have now respect enormously. Go grab Normal’s Just a Cycle on a Washing Machine and flip to page 133 where I was lampooning the Donald, leaving Marla for greener pastures, starting the Miss Universe contest and I wondered […]