elizabeth cassidy writes from the edge. And sometimes does not come back from there until she is good and ready.

As the creator of My Views From The Edge, I incorporate humor and empathy into my writing or die trying. More humor than empathy these days. My belief is that laughter can smooth some of the mental, emotional and spiritual turmoil that life seems to throw our way. And some days it is more helpful than therapy to make fun of dim witted politicians, women without IQs (thanks to reality TV) and whatever crosses my path or darkens my doorway.

I promise to keep my advice solid and my tongue lodged securely in my cheek.

elizabeth at 3 thinking about what to say next.

I am a former comedy writer/comic for WNBC Radio in Manhattan. I was once compared to a young Woody Allen. MY family and friends were relieved to hear that I did not actually morph into a short Jewish man.

My hobbies are saying things my mother used to say, but to no one in particular. Removing bugs from my home by way of a full roll of paper towels. Giving looks that could kill. I like to brag that I never did hard time without a good pair of shoes to get me through solitary confinement.

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