Welcome to the Internet home of Ken La Salle.
Here you can find his plays.
You can purchase his books.
You can even catch a glimpse of his twisted, twisted mind...
I recently opened up my chest of childhood memories, faced a decade I had long since forgotten, and wrote these words:
“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.”
And I grew up right there in the middle of it. I won talent shows. I went to camp. I fought the school bully for the honor of the girl I loved. I lost my father…
But having just turned 50, I decided the time had come to take an honest look at those years without the tinted lens of nostalgia, which allowed me to remember so much more. I never told the girl I defended that I loved her. I barely survived camp. No amount of talent show victories brought my father back and, to be honest, my memories weren’t as accurate as I thought they were.
The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. My best friend was Burp Boy. Life was a series of constant set-backs, a barrage of defeats, embarrassments, and false starts.
And I wouldn’t change a thing.
(click the cover on the left to find out more...)
Backpacking is much more than a hobby. It's a calling. And, sometimes, it's calling you to your doom.
With his distinctively dry and
irate humor, Ken La Salle takes you on a lifetime of backpacking
trips loaded with absurd observations and commentary on absolutely
everything. But he's not your typical, gung-ho mountain man.
Instead, he proceeds through each journey with a clear eye towards
why he hikes at all. Why does he leave the comfort of his home? Why
does he put himself into danger? And why can't everything be
The answer is for everyone and the journey is always to be shared. Tie on your boots and strap on your pack for the journey is about to begin!
(click the cover to the left to
find out more...)
You never really know a man… until he’s dead.
When Isabelle Montez learns that her husband has committed suicide, she and her daughter, Iris, begin finding love letters her husband wrote for her hidden throughout her house. Once the letters reveal clues, Isabelle uncovers one incredible secret after another about a life she never knew and a death she could never fathom.
(click the book cover on the left to find out more...)
Presenting the first, unofficial
preview of my new monologue (coming this summer!), The World's
Worst Backpacker. There's nothing especially wrong with the title
because I didn't hit the trail. The trail hit me! Just click the
link to the left. (May
How do I describe this final take
on The War on Green without using the words "strange," "bizarre,"
and "what the...?" I think it's best if I leave that to you. Just
click the link to the left! (May
With so many new projects on the
way, I sat down to catch up with Fiona McVie. Click the link to the
left to check it out! (June
"This poignant story has touched
my life in ways I cannot explain."
It's always wonderful to hear that my work has touched someone. You can read the entire review by clicking the link to the left. (July 2016)
If there's such a thing as a good 3/5 review, this is it! "Once Removed is a good, easy-going summer read. I recommend to anyone who likes to sit back and solve mysteries along with the characters." Click the link to the left to read the rest of Angela's review. (August 2016)
There are times when I hate
repeating myself. But, with reviews this good, I like to repeat
myself as often as possible! Click the link to the left to find out
why reviewer Diana loves Heaven Enough! (August 2016)
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Posted: Wed 5th of October, 2016
Dear Friends,At the beginning of each quarter (or so), I like to give you all a few updates on new titles and so on but, before I do, let me throw a number out to you. Thirty.That's the number of titles I now have available on Amazon. Thirty! It's rather shocking when you think about it; I haven't yet been writing full-time for five years. I doubt I can duplicate that number in the next five years (and, if I do, I may require professional, medical help) but it is a good sign of what's to come. And there's plenty to come. For instance...
Posted: Mon 3rd of October, 2016
Let's get rid of The Pledge! themondaymorningshow.libsyn.com/lets-get-rid-o…14th October @ 14:42
Billy Bush says he won't leave NBC without a fight... which means someone's going to have to hit him. Anyone know where the line forms?14th October @ 04:24
Today is World Mental Health Day and I am a schizophrenic. themondaymorningshow.libsyn.com/today-is-world…10th October @ 22:36
Columbus Day! Time to discover something millions of people know about, violate some basic human rights, and (cont) tl.gd/n_1sp6g8410th October @ 17:47