More About Stacey Gustafson

Stacey Gustafson is the bestselling author of Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives, ranked #1 Amazon in Parenting & Family Humor and Motherhood. She’s also an inspirational speaker, blogger and comedian. Her short stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, seven books in the Not Your Mother’s Book series, as well as Midlife BoulevardErma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Pleasanton Patch, Bay Woof, and Better After 50. She writes the blog, Are You Kidding Me?, where she dispenses her humorous take on kids, husbands, parents and everything in between.


Stacey Gustafson is the author or co-author of 16 books.

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  • Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month
  • California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch, winner of 2015 Prose Contest
  • Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards
  • Advanced Toastmaster Bronze award
  • Best Comic of the Month at Tommy T’s Comedy Club.


Tommy T’s Comedy Club in Pleasanton, CA

Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore, CA

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop


“I love Stacey Gustafson’s voice — her stories and how she shares them!  She is entertaining, relevant and relatable, and her new book is for anyone who is a parent, child, spouse, or other.”

Wendy Liebman, stand-up comedian, semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Season 9, Taller on TV.


“Stacey Gustafson is like the sister you always wanted in the suburbs: Funny, just a little bit snarky, and the perfect partner in crime against kids, husbands, and uptight fashionista moms. Her new book finds the humor in all those outrageous parenting moments that threaten your sanity in a way that is completely relatable and totally hysterical.”

Tracy Beckerman, syndicated columnist and author of Lost in Suburbia, a Momoir


“Stacey’s next set of adventures are as humorous as her first. Even though her kids are now grownups the family funny has not ended.”

Joel Madison, actor, television comedy writer and producer for Roseanne, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and HBO’s Crashing


“I love that Stacey Gustafson is “still kidding me” – her stories are my LOL therapy.  “I Netflix Cheated on my Husband” is worth the price of admission as is “Redecorating Do Us Part.”  When life bears down on me a little too hard, I reach for Are You Still Kidding Me? and my soul is bathed in tears of laughter.”

Suzette Martinez Standring, award-winning author, syndicated columnist, speaker, and TV show host


“I’m grateful life continues to kid Stacey Gustafson so she can write hilarious and relatable anecdotes about family, marriage, midlife, and other mysteries. A true humorist, she leaves readers laughing and never goes past her allotted time.”

Elaine Ambrose, syndicated blogger and author of 10 books, including Menopause Sucks and Midlife Cabernet


“Step into the funny and spot-on details of Stacey’s life in all of its comedic chaos. Her relatable stories cover everything from babies to bingo to binge-watching faux pas and all stops in between. You’ll find yourself laughing with each new story because it has either happened to you or you’re so glad it has NOT happened to you. A fun quick-witted read.”

Regina Stoops, comedian, blogger, Normal Notes at


“Stacey Gustafson’s hilarious new book, Are You Still Kidding Me?, is like getting together with your best friends to laugh, cry, and laugh some more. Stacey brings the funny in everyday situations to life. You’ll want to get several copies of Are You Still Kidding Me? to share its wonderfully relatable humor with your sisters and friends. A great gift for every woman in your life, including you!”

Gina Valley, editor, blogger at The Glamorous Life Of The Modern Day Soccer Mom


Are You Still Killing Me? is chock-full of wit and laugh out loud family humor. Grab a glass of wine and let this one soak in. Warning: Wine may shoot out your nose. Enjoy!”

Anne Bardsley, author of Angel Bumps: Hello From Heaven


“Stacey Gustafson does it again with her latest collection of entertaining tales from midlife and beyond. She has the uncanny ability to make us laugh by casting a humorous spin on everyday life. The laughter goes a long way in this book, which I found to be a light, easy read, and totally relatable. These are well written stories guaranteed to make you laugh!”

Marcia Kester Doyle, author of Who Stole My Spandex?: Life in the Hot Flash Lane


“Gustafson’s keen eye and sharp wit make her relatable stories a delight to read!”

Linda Maltz Wolff, writer, author, and blogger at Carpool Goddess


“Gustafson is a stand-up comedian and you can tell it in her writing. Reading Are You Still Kidding Me? was like being in an audience with the rest of her readers. A fun read—or maybe I should say, a fun listen.”

Dorothy Rosby, syndicated humor columnist and author of I Used to Think I Was Not That Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better


“Stacey Gustafson’s stories in her second book are as relatable and humorous as those experiences she wrote about in her first one. I find myself smiling the whole time I’m reading about her and her suburban family’s escapades. . . . Whether she doesn’t have her keys when she accidently locks the baby in the house alone or she attends Bingo, which “ain’t for sissies,” with senior citizens, her humor is delightful and memorable.”

Julaina Kleist-Corwin, teacher and author of Captivate Audience to Create Loyal Fans


“Laughter remains the best stress-reliever and Stacey’s accounts of her adventures will keep you giggling long past your bedtime. An empty-nester now, Stacey still is beset by mishaps at home and abroad. She roams through these pages, from Paris to Canada, with Mick Jagger and Blue Apron, taking it all in with her steady gaze and superb wit.”

Terri Elders, author and blogger at A Touch of Tarragon


“Stacey Gustafson uses her storytelling and stand-up experience to crack the lid on the suburban American Dream and crack us up along the way. This book is for the normal “every mom” or for any mom who has ever thought of peeking in the window of the house next door.”

Jill Brehm Enders, singer and writer


“Stacey Gustafson’s writing draws you into her life with humor and heart and keeps you there to the very end.  There is something for everyone in this collection of stories. The best ‘something’ is the way they will leave you laughing.”

Janie Emaus, author and blogger at Janie Emaus



She lives in Pleasanton, CA with her college sweetheart, Mike, and a white furball named Stanley who loves peanut butter treats. Visit her popular blog at, Facebook @StaceyGustafsonWriter, and Twitter @RUKiddingStacey.