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Joel Dovev
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Joel Dovev is a comedian, writer, and all around mensch. He is the author of the popular blog, Crap At My Parents’ House, which is being turned into a book by Abrams Image. Dovev was a writer and performer in San Francisco’s award-winning comedy troupe Killing My Lobster and had a brief stint as a writers’ assistant to The Kids in the Hall. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY (what what) and can be seen performing standup and all sorts of funny around the country.

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The 10 Plagues of Divorce

Posted April 18, 2011 | 11:42:34 (EST)

Like the Israelites in Egypt, sometimes during the divorce process you need to deal with some pestilence and eat more than your fair share of affliction-flavored bread before Pharaoh signs off on your dissolution of marriage papers. With that said, here are the 10 Plagues of divorce that will make...

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The Moment I Knew

Posted April 6, 2011 | 20:10:46 (EST)

That moment I knew, for any life-changing event, can be a powerful force of self-realization that can change ones life and shoot it into a completely different trajectory.
While attempting to pinpoint the exact "moment I knew" I realized that there were far more "moments I should have...

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Chicken or Fish?

Posted February 3, 2011 | 13:09:38 (EST)

Recently, I had a friend make a comment to me about how much must I dread weddings. Don't get me wrong; any function that forces me to sport a tie and be on time is in fact something I dread. "Because of your whole marriage thing", they added. Yeah, I...

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To The Unhappy Couple: A Toast

Posted December 14, 2010 | 10:43:52 (EST)

At the wedding, we all sat and watched the endless speeches, personal jokes and the "crazy" college stories that are so innocent they make my college years look like a Rick James Christmas orgy.

We listened to them drag on forever and we ended up looking like a heartless asshole...

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I'm Not Sorry and You Shouldn't Be Either

Posted November 22, 2010 | 10:26:50 (EST)

The moment I run into someone I haven't seen in a while I'm usually asked the obligatory "So, what have you been up to?" My update usually sounds something like this: "I've just been so busy. Took a Pilates class, not drinking soda, split up from my wife and reading...

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How to Roundhouse Kick Grief in Its 5-Staged Face

Posted November 15, 2010 | 16:42:35 (EST)

1) Denial.
It isn't just a river in Egypt. Or a set up for crappy puns. It's happening. Breathe. You will be ok.

2) Anger.
My favorite stage of grief. Once you get here, have some fun. I suggest buying Alanis Morissette's multi-platinum album, Jagged Little...

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The Scarlet D

Posted November 8, 2010 | 10:30:00 (EST)

When I was faced with my own reality of divorce, at the ripe old age of 26, my biggest struggle wasn't deciding who gets to keep the Pier 1 Moroccan votive candles, or who would be the proud owner of a two-year-old 32 inch flat screen television, but rather when...

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