HERE AND NOW: Host Robin Young jokes with Dan about “immediate gratification meditation.”

WGBH: The secret of serenity? Dan Zevin says it’s a sense of humor.

NPR BOOKS: Dan Gets a Minivan pokes fun at fatherhood.

WBUR: Mr. Men and Little Miss spoofs featured in annual gift guide.

Associated Press

Chant or Rant? Mantras for surviving the most wonderful time of the year. Read more

The Associated Press Picks Best Gift Books of the Year Read more

Funny or Die

These ‘Very Modern Mantras’ Will Almost (But Not Quite) Help You Calm tf DOWN Read more

Psychology Today

Very Modern Mantras is a hilarious hybrid of mindfulness and humor. Read more

Entrepreneur “One of the year’s best books”

Dan Zevin’s painfully funny ‘Very Modern Mantras’ will help you find peace where chaos and sneezing co-workers reign. Read more


10 Modern Mantras for Those Daily Aggravations that Drive You Mad Read more

Deadline Hollywood

‘The Day I Turned Uncool’ Comedy From David Katzenberg & Seth Grahame-Smith Set at NBC Read more

New York Magazine

Parody series snags highly coveted seal of “Approval” Read more

The Daily Beast

Why ‘Little Miss Overshare’ and ‘Mr Selfie’ Are Most Definitely Not For Children Read more

The Boston Globe

Dan Zevin and the delicate dance of the #Humblebrag Read more

“Dan Zevin has spent the past two decades documenting his passage into adulthood. The transition has not gone terribly well.” Read more

Q. As a suburban dad, do you have your favorite, go-to outfit? A. … I have so much fleece I feel like a Muppet.” Read more


There’s A Fun New Parody Of The “Mr. Men And Little Miss” Books Read more


“Zevin is one hilarious house-husband—like Seinfeld for the stay-at-home-dad set. Raise a sippy cup and cheer him on!” Read more

The New York Times

Dan Zevin Wins Thurber Prize for Humor Read more

“Already, ‘Dan Gets a Minivan’ has been optioned by Happy Madison Productions, Adam Sandler’s film company…” Read more

“At one point he takes up guitar so he can be as cool as the kid-rocker Dan Zanes. “If it weren’t for the police presence” at his concerts, Mr. Zevin writes, “they’d be rushing the stage and throwing their nursing bras up at him.” Mr. Zevin clearly deserves projectile undergarments too.” Read more

“In every generation idealism must bite the dust. But it rarely does so with as much good humor as in Mr. Zevin’s new book….” Read more

USA Today

“Author Dan Zevin is driving his minivan (a 2011 Toyota Sienna with room for seven) to what he calls “my club,” as in Costco, the discount warehouse.” Read more

“Dave Barry has made a career of writing about Dave Barry, P.J. O’Rourke writes about P.J. O’Rourke, and David Sedaris writes about David Sedaris. You could throw Zevin in with any of them and he would hold his own. He might even float to the top.” Read more

Zevin Wins Thurber Humor Award Read more

Entertainment Weekly

“While the meaning of life may still elude Xers in 1994, these tips from Dan Zevin’s how-to-fake-it-in-the-Real-World Entry-Level Life offer rays of, if not hope, at least wit.” Read more

Barnes & Noble

Top 5 Humor Picks Read more

Publisher’s Weekly

Read a starred review of Dan’s audiobook. Read more


“With Zevin’s latest offering, we see how one man’s limits are relentlessly reached and reconfigured in the hilarious wake of middle age.” Read more


Little Miss & Mr. Me Me Me Books: A New Parody Series Watch

P.J. O’Rourke

“Dan Zevin yanks the car seats and the sippy cups out of that minivan and sticks a blow Hemi dragster engine back there — I mean in his prose style. In his lifestyle it’s, um… a different matter.”

Mrs. Linda Zevin (Dan’s Mom)

“He was always a wise-guy. A mensch, but a wise-guy. Even when he was little, I said, ‘Daniel, you keep making wisecracks and one day, someone’s gonna smack you.’ Who knew he’d wind up making a living at it? Well, maybe not a living, but he gets by.”