I don’t think you’ll be vilified, Audrey. The purpose of satire is to hold a mirror up and see if people see what’s ridiculous and what’s not. If they’re upset—especially if they’re upset—you know you’ve hit a nerve. Since I’ve been on this site, satire has taught me more about human nature than anything else ever has. People who laugh ultimately get more out of life than people who don’t. That’s a great lesson to learn. Rather than “being sick” learn to laugh because we’re all in the Divine Comedy, and it’s getting funnier every minute whether we like it or not.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.