Editors Talk About Balancing Act
Here’s what writers and editors have to say about “Balancing Act”.
When life overwhelms, we all have to find our strategy for staying sane. Humor helps, and in Balancing Act, Pat Snyder has a delightful way of shaping life’s blows into a column that bring smiles and even tears of recognition. At times her work is so understated that the seriousness tucked in amidst the humor sneaks up on us. A good read.
– Eleanor Clift, author, contributing editor of Newsweek, and regular member of TV’s The McLaughlin Group
We are continuously looking for balance in our lives, whether it’s the balance of home and work, waking and sleeping, or speaking out and being silent. Finding balance is an important and serious issue for many of us, and that seriousness needs to be balanced with humor – which is just what Pat Snyder does in her Balancing Act columns.
– Barbara Braham, executive coach and author of Managing Stress: Staying Calm Under Fire
Pat Snyder’s “Balancing Act” is absolute magic, as addicting as strawberry shortcake. This gal is a master at mitigating misery with self-deprecating humor, and yet – behind her wry smile – we sense in every sculpted column a whispered message for the ages You might want to compare Snyder to Thurber or Barry or Bombeck, but don’t. Her voice is uniquely her own, and her column is a pitch-perfect solo performance for our ife and times.
– William Allen, humorist and author of the Pulitzer-nominated Fire in the Birdbath and Other Disturbances
Pat Snyder’s column has been a breath of fresh air for the commentary pages of our community newspaper group. Through her regular “Balancing Act” column, she shares an insightful and often humorous message related to the struggles we all experience while trying to balance family, work and a multitude of other commitments we have in our busy lives.
– Cliff Wiltshire, former managing editor, Suburban News Publications