Lawrenceville Author Lee Gaitan Delivers Some Needed Comedy Relief with her New Book Lite Whines and Laughter: Mild Rants and Musings of the Mundane
On November 17th, author Lee Gaitan, the “Bounce Back” expert, will be celebrating her latest work Lite Whines and Laughter: Mild Rants and Musings on the Mundane at her book launch party at Boulder Creek Coffee at 233 Corgan Street in Lawrenceville from 2 to 4 PM. The third book from Gaitan, Lite Whines and Laughter follows the amazon best seller My Pineapples Went to Houston: Finding the Humor in My Dashed Hopes, Broken Dreams and Plans Gone Outrageously Awry
A University of Pittsburgh alumna, Gaitan majored in speech and rhetoric which inspired her to try her hand at acting and writing. While in college, Gaitan’s writing talents opened the doors to three writing internships which led to career stops in corporate and academic public relations and news radio.
“The truth is I am a ham, whether in my kitchen, in front of the camera or in the classroom,” noted Gaitan, who credits her creative talents to a childhood filled with love of family, cooking and culture, but at times left her lonely. “I was alone often because my siblings were a lot older than me and the neighborhood didn’t have many young children, so I developed a knack for storytelling and imaginary friends. My imagination took off early.”
Gaitan hopes that Lite Whines and Laughter will remind us all to laugh even in our darker moments and will help us shine a light when things all around seem to be getting bleaker with every passing day.
“Our modern world is bombarded daily with issues of nearly incomprehensible gravity and the stress is overwhelming, “she explained. “Finding a moment or two of lightness and laughter is critically important to our mental health. I hope this book helps readers do that.”
Gaitan’s work resonates with readers of all ages because everyone has battled obstacles. Gaitan does not shy away from sharing her difficult times which she has overcome by using comedy and humor. Her ability to laugh has become her compass leading her down a path to happier tomorrow.
“I have always taken humor very seriously,” Gaitan observed. “My sense of humor has been a constant in my life, enhancing the good times and mitigating the bad ones—and I’ve had my share of bad, or challenging, times. During what I refer to as my decade of ‘shock and awfulness,’ I hit the trifecta of death, divorce and destitution, and I credit my ability to still find humor—though a bit dark at times—to helping me survive and eventually thrive again.”
Perhaps the most important lesson of Lite Whines and Laughter is that it teaches the reader that it is okay to laugh at oneself and it is that self-deprecating humor connects us all.
Lee Gaitan’s book Lite Whines and Laughter: Mild Rants and Musings of the Mundane is available to purchase on Amazon in print, for eBooks and at independent bookstores!