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Chris Erskine

Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor for the Los Angeles Times. He writes for the Sports, Travel and Saturday sections and edits on the paper’s Features staff. As an editor, he has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at The Times (for his graphics work on the Northridge quake and the North Hollywood bank robbery). He is best known to readers for his weekly humor pieces on life in suburban Los Angeles. His latest book, “Daditude,” released in 2018, is a collection of his favorite Times columns on fatherhood. He has written two other books, “Man of the House” and “Surviving Suburbia,” which reached the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. The Chicago native has also worked for papers in New Orleans and Miami.
  • The Middle Ages
In memory of Posh. We miss you in a hundred thousand ways

Now, as they say, life goes on. But does it ever? The girls and I will clean some closets. The little guy and I will try to find our footing, without the woman who worried over our every meal.

  • The Middle Ages
You think you have problems? We all do. So here’s to the tender moments

A small gesture, a kind and unexpected word. Such encounters change everything … your mood, your outlook, the texture of your soul. And remember, everyone is dealing with something.

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