"If I hadn't
I would have become a garbage collector."
MILLER has been remodeling facts since her mother first asked, "Who ate
that Hershey Bar?" She began writing the moment she realized that anything on
paper is accepted as truth. She became a professional writer the year she won a
silver dollar for her thumbnail biography of newspaper columnist, Dorothy
Thompson, the Blue-Eyed Tornado of journalism in the forties and fifties. From
that moment forward, Miller determined to be even more blunt, outspoken and
outrageous than her role model.
At age 74, she has accomplished her goal. An established Bay Area author,
artist, and comedienne, Lynn Ruth Miller has yet to settle into retirement. Her
works sprinkle humor with a touch of nostalgia, focusing on topics that touch us
all. She has been published in various fields for over 40 years, in more than
100 publications and has toured with her books across the United States and
abroad. An acclaimed fine artist, cabaret performer, and host of two popular
television programs, Miller began stand up comedy when she turned 70 and has
been featured in venues throughout the Bay Area, nationally and internationally.
Her one woman show has been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for three
years running, '05 – '07.
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In Lynn's Own Words…
Although I have been
writing as if for a deadline since I was ten, and painting as if I had a
commission since 1965, I was an invisible single woman until I was well over 60
Each success I realized gave impetus to the next one and I have become more
noticed every day. In Edinburgh, I am The Stripping Granny and in the bay
area, The Funny Old Lady…but most important, no matter what you label me, I am
having a great time being me. There is no dream too outrageous for me to
chase. After all, at 74, what on earth do I have to lose?