Judy Gruen’s Downloadable Bio

Speaking Presentations

Judy’s lively, often hilarious talks about motherhood, marriage, faith, and the writing life have delighted audiences at American Jewish University, the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Conference, the National Mothers of Twins Clubs Annual Convention, and many other groups. Whether talking about bad carbohydrates and the women who love them, why bad contractors happen to good people, or the right response to a husband who parades around in his wedding suit to show that it still fits after 15 years, Judy’s on-target observations will make audiences laugh with recognition that they are not alone!

Talk titles include:
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Leave the Freezer Door Open
Families and Other Unusual Life Forms
Writing for the Love of It—And Sometimes, a Little Profit, Too
“Judy’s engaging style and quick wit make her a great speaker for MOM groups or any family-friendly event. You’ll find yourself laughing alternately in disbelief and complete agreement with her observations from the trenches of modern family life.”—Danielle Ball, Las Vegas Mothers of Multiples Past President


Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping (CreateSpace, 2012) is being made into a live musical by TroupeAmerica, and is scheduled to debut at the Plymouth Theater in Minneapolis in January 2016. How exciting is that?

Judy’s books and columns have also been recognized with awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for humor; a Silver “IPPY” Award from Independent Publisher; and a Bronze Award from the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.  People remain impressed that once upon a time, Starbucks published a quote from The Women’s Daily Irony Supplement one one of their cups. Here’s the evidence:


“Have you noticed that dogs are the new kids? You take a walk with your kid and your dog, but nobody says, ‘What a cute kid!’ Instead they say, ‘What a cute dog! What’s his name? Is he a rescue?’ Maybe if I put a collar and leash on my kid someone will notice her.”


Media Interviews

I had a wonderful time promoting Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping. Shows I did included:
Dr. Pei Kang’s interview with me on
Rabbi Daniel Lapin on KSFO San Francisco
The Burke Allen Show
Derrick Blair’s Now It’s The News
The Buzz with Michelle McKormick
Bill Miller
Hofstra University Radio WHRU
The Steve Deace Show
The Charlie + Ernie + Lisa AM Show on NewsTalk 620 AM WVMT
The Frankie Boyer Show
The Jim Bohannon Show on Westwood One Radio
The Armstrong WiIliams Show
Chuck Wilder
Allan Handleman Show

Other shows that have featured me include
Jordan Mercedes’ Thrive in Balance program on BlogTalkRadio
KUIK’s “The Lighter Side” (Eugene, Oregon), Israel National Radio (Eve Harrow), KSJE radio (Farmington, New Mexico); Life’s Work with Lisa Belkin on XM Satellite Radio; KMOX Radio (St. Louis); and WFMP (Minneapolis/St. Paul).