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Robin’s on The Radio Chick!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Download & listen to Robin’s interview with the fabulous Radio Chick, Leslie Gold, and her stellar sideman, Butchy, on The Radio Chick website, here: •  ChickCast Episode 140 (10-6-09) – (Robin starts around minute 15)

Mom always said I had a face for radio!

Mom always said I had a face for radio!

Amy and Robin on Fox News!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

This morning we made our web debut on the Fox News show, The Strategy Room with Kimberly Guilfoyle. Now the stars may still be in my eyes, but we had an amazing time and Kimberly could not have been a better or more generous host. The woman is liquid smart and quite the looker. Seriously, look:

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We don’t yet have video of the appearance, but hopefully that will come soon.

But some highlights: We talked broken penises. We talked getting drunk and accidentally married in Vegas. And we talked about hurling video game consoles at idiot exes, and why it might or might not be a good idea to get a service warranty.

If I knew that’s what they talked about on Fox News, I’d watch it all the time!

PUBLICATION DAY!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

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The Fast Is Over… And Now For Some Flavor!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Flavorpill’s Daily Dose, one of my favorite sources of news, gave us the big thumbs up today, making So Sue Me, Jackass! a pick of the day:

http://flavorpill.com/dailydose/current

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So Sue Me, Jackass! »

So Sue Me, Jackass! is a go-to resource for anyone too shy to ask the most basic legal questions — and some of the more outlandish ones too.

Humor writer Robin Epstein and lawyer Amy Epstein Feldman break down everyday legal issues into 11 categories — including the surprising rights you don’t have — then address specific scenarios. How can you evict a crazy roommate? Can you get fired for gaining weight? Can claiming temporary insanity get you out of a marriage? The result is a crucial tome for everyone who doesn’t live alone in the wilderness.

Watch trailers for the book now »

Check out the official website, listen to Epstein on NPR’s This American Life, follow the authors’ blog, read a review, and buy the book.

– Chelsea Bauch

The Daily Show’s Jackass Carousel

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
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Everyone’s excited for our book release!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
President Obama as the SSMJ ambassador

President Obama as the SSMJ ambassador

Obama said to call Kanye West a ‘jackass.’ But not officially

Hey, that’s cool, Mr. President — as long as you’re thinking about us!

Interview in Metro Papers

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Check out Amy’s interview in Metro Papers!:

Learn the Lessons of Laying Down the Law

metropaper▶ Can your bad breath cause you to be fired? Actually, an employer can hire you or not, and fire you for any reason — or no reason at all — as long as it’s not a discriminatory reason.

▶ Can your boss fire you if you don’t shower? Do you really have to work on a national holiday? The stuff on your desk is yours — right? ▶ Amy Epstein Feldman debunks the legal pitfalls of your job

As Amy Epstein Feldman and her sister Robin Epstein show in their new book “So Sue Me, Jackass,” when it comes to your job, you probably have fewer rights than you think.

“People think that things that are unfair are also illegal. That’s not true,” Feldman tells us. “Under federal law, it is illegal to fire an employee based on age, race, color, nationality, marital status, disability, gender or the god you do or don’t believe in.”

Anything else (weight gain, tattoos and, in many states, your sexual orientation) and you’re not protected. Below are some more surprising facts for you.

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A few more factual and funny legal insights about your job from Feldman:

1 You have to work on a national holiday. “People think they have a God-given right to have off for, say, Thanksgiving,” says Feldman. “Not only do you have to work on a national holiday if your boss tells you to, but there is no federal requirement saying you get should get holiday pay.”

2 Your boss has the right to go through “your” desk. “You should not have an expectation of privacy. People, by law, can go through your desk as it is owned by your employer.”

3 You can get fired for just about anything. As long as it’s not a discriminatory reason, they can fire you because of  “employment at will.” Meaning they can fire you for any reason — the fact you smell bad, have bad grooming habits — anything, really. “It’s a shame,” says Feldman. “But they are within the law.”