Good columnists can be hard to find

Published 1:45 am Wednesday, April 27, 2005

By Staff
I've never really been a column reader, and I think it's funny (to myself) that I was asked to write a column. I have tried on numerous occasions to read a column, but none ever seemed to pique my interest-except one.
Dave Barry was probably one of the most entertaining columnists I have ever read. I read his column religiously before he decided to call it quits a couple of months ago. I cannot begin to tell you how devastated I was to hear that he would no longer write his column.
So, I began my quest to find another columnist and that's when I found him. He was actually sent to me via e-mail from a dear friend of mine who I have known since grade school. She listened to me as I complained that I no longer had a decent column to read anymore.
That's when she sent me Aaron Karo. Karo is a young comedian who lives in New York and writes an online column that comes out once a month. He also travels to various colleges to do stand-up comedy.
His first book was titled "Ruminations on College Life." His next book will come out on May 3 and it's titled "Ruminations on Twentysomething Life."
Karo carefully writes about what he has pegged the "whatever years." He uses that term to talk about the time in your 20s where there's a gap between college and marriage, between zero responsibility and total responsibility.
But readers be aware, his lingo can get a little vulgar. It may not be suitable for most readers. I think I like to read his column because it reminds me of when I was in college and my life now. His column hits the life of most single, recent college graduates right on target.
As a recent graduate myself-approaching one year in May-it's nice to be able to relate to somebody else who is going through many of the same transitions as I am. I am going to pass along his column for those who need a little bit of reassurance in life. Hope you enjoy!
Mary-Allison Lancaster is tmanaging editor of The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or