Miss Steve Johnston’s humor? West Seattleite has published a book

For almost two decades of Sunday mornings, Seattle Times readers had the chance to take a humor break courtesy of columnist Steve Johnston. He’s now a resident of West Seattle – at Park West Skilled Nursing Center, because of health challenges – but has just achieved a milestone, three years after leaving the Times: He’s a published author. Johnston’s family has helped put together a collection of his 1988-2007 columns under the title “Tales of the Truly Unpleasant.” You can read more about it in this Times story; there’s also more info, including how to buy the book, at its official website. (Cover art used with permission)

6 Replies to "Miss Steve Johnston's humor? West Seattleite has published a book"

  • miws May 30, 2010 (9:57 am)

    Thanks for this, WSB, and congrats to Steve on the book!


    I enjoyed reading Steve’s columns over the years, and especially got a kick out of his “The Truly Unpleasant Mrs. Johnston” tales.



  • me on 28th Ave SW May 30, 2010 (10:29 am)

    I thoroughly enjoy Steve Johnston’s humor; any reference to his wife, the “Truly Unpleasant Mrs. Johnston” always reduces me to giggles. Thank you for updating us on Steve, and telling us about his book. I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival at my home!

  • Diane May 30, 2010 (11:10 am)

    oh that’s so exciting; and wow, I was just thinking about him couple days ago; truly miss his articles, with endearing/humorous reference to the Truly Unpleasant Mrs. Johnston; can hardly wait to read; any idea if he is interested in visitors?

  • Diane May 30, 2010 (11:31 am)

    Well now that I just read his newest article, even more wow; no lol here; he’s hilarious, laugh out loud FUNNY, and heartfelt, tears of joy and sadness; so very sorry to hear about further illness; truly inspired by this man and his family; what a life!!! what a great attitude!!! this may be perfect gift for my dad for father’s day

  • Laurie May 30, 2010 (12:51 pm)

    I’ve always loved his writing, too, and today’s piece in The Seattle Times is a keeper. What a neat man.

  • Stanley June 7, 2010 (12:10 pm)

    Namaste Steve et al…..just spent an uplifting time with Steve, during which I looked at his book and became aquainted with his incredible sense of humor……bought the book and now looking forward to enjoying the stories and learning more about this incredible man…Welcome Home Steve….

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