Humorous Fatherhood Book by Local Writer to Launch Over Father's Day Weekend

Muse Harbor Publishing launches tour for "Everything Ever After: Confessions of a Family Man" - a book based on Michael Picarella’s Southern California-based syndicated family columns.

On Saturday, June 14th, Muse Harbor will host a family fun event to launch their new illustrated humor book, "Everything Ever After: Confessions of a Family Man" by popular columnist Michael Picarella, at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden's Kids' Adventure Garden at 400 West Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks  from 3-6 p.m. This is a special Saturday public opening of the Kids' Adventure Garden, which is normally only open on Sundays.

Picarella offers witty and often laugh-aloud funny stories about marriage, fatherhood, family and suburban community life in his book.

Picarella will entertain attendees with hilarious and poignant fatherhood excerpts from his book at 4:00 p.m. and will sign copies. Food and refreshments will be provided.

The next stop on the author's book tour is on Tuesday, July 8th, where Picarella will be appearing at another fun book signing event at Mrs. Figs' Bookworm, 93 East Daily Drive in Camarillo from 5-7 p.m. Visit

Author Picarella (aka Suburb Man) is an award-winning writer and National Society of Newspaper Columnists member. Since 2006, he has written his column “Family Men Don’t Wear Name Brands,” for The Acorn Newspapers in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. His other column, "Picarella Family Report" for The Signal Newspaper for over two years.

Picarella’s refreshingly clean humor stands out from other humorists in an age where families are often depicted as wisecracking and argumentative. His fans call him “a welcome throwback, a voice out of time.” Writer/Director Gregory Poppin (ESPY Show Awards, My Crazy Life) says, “Michael’s sharp wit collides with the stark reality of trying to be a Cosby husband and father in a ‘Pulp Fiction’ world. I read about his misadventures with pity, until I realized, oh... that’s my life, too.”

"Everything Ever After" is also available online on and Muse Harbor is offering a 15% discount on both print and e-book copies of "Everything Ever After," when purchased on its website using coupon code: ACORN. The book is also available on Amazon, and iTunes.

To read stories by the author, visit and his website “Everything Ever After” is illustrated with clever cartoons by famed illustrator F.M. Hansen, whose cartoons  have been published in numerous anthologies worldwide.