ELLEN
Over her years on Ellen, Suzanne has directed almost every A-List celebrity there is. Here are a few select pieces.

WE’RE WITH THE BAND

This is a short film that Johanna directed about rock-and-roll roadies. She shot with Alanis Morissette for about a week while Alanis was on tour. The cast features a talented bunch of actors and improvisers, as well as some of Alanis’s actual crew.

The short made its way into the hands of the folks at Playtone and Comedy Central, who hired Johanna and her team to re-shoot it as a pilot.

HOW NOT TO CALM A CHILD ON A PLANEBook copy
Johanna is a longtime columnist of Mom-based comedy, having been published in national media including The New York TimesParent’s Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her columns were the basis for her book called How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane and Other Lessons in Parenting From a Highly Questionable Source, a collection of autobiographical essays recounting her experiences as a first-time mother.

REVIEWS FOR HOW NOT TO CALM A CHILD ON A PLANE
New York Times
“A book that grew from a now-classic Motherlode essay of the same title, this is the rare funny book on becoming and being a mother that doesn’t sound as if you’ve read it before (probably because it is chock-full of things most of us would never, ever say).”

Huffington Post
“It is dangerous to read her any place where it is inappropriate to laugh uncontrollably. It is also dangerous to read her if your bladder control is not what it once was after childbirth. But once you soldier through and do read her, you have made a friend—one who ‘gets it’ and makes ‘it’ easier to do because she’s on your team.”

Parents Magazine
“[Johanna Stein is] The Funniest Mom We Know… If you’re looking for a down-to-earth voice that lets you know you’re not alone in a world of tough questions and embarrassing moments, How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane might become your new best friend.”

Mamalode.com
“The world’s most relatable book…You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll take notes.”

Celebrity Parents Magazine
“Witty essays… No other parenting book can prepare you for what to really expect when you’re expecting.”

GirlToMom.com
“Johanna is kind of a Tina Fey type, lovely and funny and bright and kind…[with] a very funny book on motherhood.”

Philadelphia Tribune
“Stein’s humor is infused with the tone of a mother who isn’t afraid to tell it exactly like it is, but who, at the root of all the fart jokes and hysterical footnotes, loves her life as a parent…Stein has created a parenting book for what really to expect as a parent.”

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