West alum’s book explores the absurd side of quarantine life
Honey Parker’s first novel is a satirical look at lockdown.
By KELLY FLYNN - December 15, 2020
When times get tough, Honey Parker finds it helps to look at the humorous side of things. Even in the darkest of times, like an ongoing pandemic, she’s found catharsis in laughing at the absurd side of life.
“I was raised to look at the funny side of things,” Parker said. “Comedy was in the language of my family. That’s always where I’m going to go first.”
So, when COVID-19 struck, Parker turned to humor as an outlet once again and penned her recently published novel, “Careful-ish – A Ridiculous Romp Through COVID Living as Seen Through the Eyes of Ridiculous People.” The former Cherry Hill resident’s debut novel follows the lives of six friends quarantining in New York City and takes a satirical look at life in lockdown...
Photo: Honey & Blaine Parker in Park City, Utah
Story by Megan McCherone - December 16, 2020
LAUGHTER: THE UNOFFICIAL MEDICINE DURING A PANDEMIC
For Honey Cohn Parker, her background in comedy started on a whim a few years after graduating from the visual communications program at UD. She had been living in Hoboken with a group of other UD graduates—Kirk Souder, Joe Johnson, Scott Sorokin, (who lived nearby)—and working in advertising in New York City when she learned about a contest: the funniest person in advertising.
“I had never done stand-up, but I thought, I can talk for three minutes, it will be great,” Parker said. She entered and ending up winning the entire contest.
Being Careful-ish with Park City Local Author Honey Parker
December 9, 2020 - Lynn Ware Peek
In this episode of The Mountain Life Lynn and Pete welcome guest Honey Parker, an advertising executive by day and a new author by night. Her new fiction, Careful-ish, is about laughing at all the things we catch ourselves doing when our world is turned on its ear, as it has been for the last nine months, and we’re forced to spend a lot of time with ourselves. She says being able to laugh is part of dealing with the stress and feeling normal.
"I Never Thought I Would...Quit My Job To Do Stand Up At Club Med" with Honey Parker
November 1, 2020 - Jen Lieberman