How to be Ridiculous: Heather E. Schwartz

“How to Be Ridiculous: 28 Tips for a Brand-New You!” by Heather E. Schwartz

Need a guide to harness your unique weirdness, lean into your love of Cold War hockey, and handle systemic misogyny with newfound confidence? Heather E. Schwartz is here to help with her latest humor title, How to Be Ridiculous: 28 Tips for a Brand-New You! (Quiet Girl Comedy, 2022). The book is available throughout the Capital Region at Market Block Books, The Book House, Mopco Improv Theatre, and Fo’Castle Farm Country Store, as well as on Amazon.

Comedy writer and performer Heather E. Schwartz is the author of more than 200 children’s books for publishers and brands including Scholastic, Disney, Sesame Street, Time for Kids, and the Smithsonian, and is a former entertainment reporter. She blogs regularly on her website,, and has also published humor on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop blog and Little Old Lady Comedy. Recent onscreen appearances include “party guest,” “parent, age 25-40,” and “30ish mom.” She voices an animated character on a YouTube channel that’s literally 600 times more popular than her own and regularly performs live improv at the Mopco Improv Theatre, in upstate New York.