John Branning is a humorist whose writings have left literally millions of readers with no idea who he is. But for those who have managed to stumble upon his self-deprecating and hubristically-inclined writing, he’s left them in stitches. And in this context, “in stitches” is considered to be an enjoyable experience versus something painful resulting from a visit to the emergency room.
Selfie-Facing, John’s first collection of essays, was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of “The Best Self-Published Books of 2016.” FULL DISCLOSURE: One guy who read it really hated the book:
This is probably the only time his writing career he’ll be compared to the inestimable E.B. White. Coincidentally — White was born in Mt. Vernon, NY, and John lived in Mt. Vernon for several years; White later moved to Maine, which is where John lives now; White’s first children’s book (Stuart Little) was initially poorly-received but went on to immense popularity, and — based on the review above — Selfie-Facing is destined to become a classic.
Keys To The Truculent Me is John’s second collection, despite those who tried mightily to dissuade him from publishing it. The book has been described as “hilarious” and “brilliantly funny” by people he does not know personally.
In addition to his own blog, John’s humor has appeared in the Bangor Daily News, HumorOutcasts.com, The Hilario, HumorWriters.org, and Defenestration Magazine. Unlike E.B. White, he has yet to appear in the pages of The New Yorker but is working on it.