Samantha Tucker: so funny, you’ll have a kidney stone

-Andy Ross
SamanthaTuckerHeadshotEver wonder about the etiquette of nudity in a Korean spa? Samantha Tucker, a humorist and essayist enrolled in Ohio State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has the answer. In her first collection of essays, The American Dream Starts Here, Tucker recalls visiting her first spa, being raised in America with a Korean sense of modesty, and teaching English in Korea. Throughout, she tackles difficult subjects like the death of her brother in Iraq, finding humor in even the darkest places. Tucker comes from a background of writing for performance, and that dynamic is omnipresent in her writing. She advocates diversity of voice in humor writing, labeling her writing as so funny it will give you a kidney stone, as happened to one of her professors.

Tucker’s work has appeared on Brevity, the Colorado Review, and The Toast. She has worked as a theatre and culture critic with other publications, including Show Business Weekly and Springs Magazine. Check out the interview to hear about Tucker’s humor writing, Tinder, and a short story from her upcoming collection. Tucker is submitting the final edits on The American Dream Starts Here for review in the coming months.

Good luck, Sam!

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk
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1 Response to Samantha Tucker: so funny, you’ll have a kidney stone

  1. Scott Arnold says:

    Love the interview Doug and Sam! Just for the record, I’ve read at least 12% of your stuff, Sam.
    -Love, Dad (not the one in Heaven)

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