Joan Bauer Biography

Joan Bauer
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Joan Bauer was born July 12, 1951. Growing up in River Forest, Illinois, in the 1950s, she says she seems to remember an early fascination with things that were funny. In correspondence with the author, Bauer admitted, "I thought that people who could make other people laugh were terribly fortunate. While my friends made their career plans, declaring they would become doctors, nurses, and lawyers, inwardly, I knew that I wanted to be involved somehow in comedy. This, however, was a difficult concept to get across in first grade. But I had a mother with a great comic sense (she was a high school English teacher) and a grandmother who was a funny professional storyteller—so I figured the right genes were in there somewhere, although I didn't always laugh at what my friends laughed at and they rarely giggled at my jokes. That, and...

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