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Jul 13th, 2009

The Bride Wore Vera Wang, The Groom Wore Shorts

A couple of weeks ago, the NYT “Vows” section featured the story of Jennifer Keen and Paul Sousa, an atypical couple for the “Weddings and Celebrations” pages: they are both recovering addicts and community college students; in the photo she wears a wedding dress. He’s wearing shorts.

Yesterday, in the Times’ Public Editor section, Clark Hoyt defended the story against a contingent of readers who “regarded the weddings pages as a place for upstanding people with good educations who come from good families” and who thought these rapscallions didn’t fit in.

Jul 8th, 2009

Obama's Blackberry Makes the ABA Bestseller List!

Obama’s Blackberry” cracked the American Booksellers’ top-50 bestsellers list last week. Thanks indie bookstores!

Jun 26th, 2009

Interview on

Claire Zulkey was kind enough to interview us on her excellent web site.

Jun 18th, 2009

First Aid for Wedding Emergencies

These four short videos should teach you all of the skills you need to deal with wedding emergencies:

Jun 15th, 2009

Live Kasper Hauser Comedy Show in SF: June 16

We’ll be performing live, Tuesday night, June 16, at Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF. We’ll do a full-length sketch show, with some old and new sketches and some brand-new KH videos. Then the brilliant Beth Lisick will host a Q&A with us. After that, we’ll sign books (Obama, Weddings, and SkyMaul will all be for sale there).

Hope you can join us! (Tickets available at )

Jun 8th, 2009

A big week for Kasper Hauser

We’re thrilled to announce that our two new books — “Obama’s Blackberry” and “Weddings of the Times” — are officially in bookstores today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, June 8/9. We’re proud of these two new additions to the KH oeuevrer (sp?) and we hope you like them. Please ask your local bookstore to order, and tell a friend, too. (You can order both at Amazon, or the online retailer of your choice, by going to the “Books” page on this web site).

For a preview of “Obama’s Blackberry” check this out:

For a preview of “Weddings,” check out this story from NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

And how about this new web site? It’s the fruit of the brilliant siamese wombs of Scott Gagner and Dan Kurtz. Thanks guys!

Check back for more updates soon.

Jun 7th, 2009

New Stuff!

— O’s Blackberry on
— "Weddings of the TImes" on NPR’s "All Things Considered"
— "Obama’s Blackberry" review in LA Times book blog
— A new KH video

Mar 30th, 2009

KH on (non-fake) TAL

Listen to "Phonecall to the 14th Century" on This American Life (March 13, 2009 episode)

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