Inkandescent Radio Show Gets Honest With Author and Funny Man Sam Barry

On this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show, our spotlight is on Author, musician, and all-around funny man Sam Barry.

Our hot topic: Why it’s important to write that book already! And how to keep your sense of humor—even when the proverbial poop is hitting the fan.

Your host: Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher of Be Inkandescent magazine, and founder & president of The Inkandescent Group, LLC

Welcome to the Inkandescent Radio Show on EPN, the Entrepreneur Podcast Network. We give voice to entrepreneurs, and always ask the question: What’s your story?

That’ll be easy to answer today, for we are here today with writer, musician, and all-around funny man Sam Barry. He is the author of the humorously inspirational book, “Write That Book Already: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now,” which he co-wrote with his wife, author and literary provocateur Kathi Kamen Goldmark.

Sam also wrote, “How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons,” and currently is a contributing editor at Zyzzyva, the West Coast’s premier literary magazine. For the last 12 years, he was a marketing manager for HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins.

If that’s not enough, Sam is equally creative on stage, and plays in and around San Francisco in the band Los Train Wreck. He also tours with the all-author rock band, the Rock Bottom Remainders, with whom he appeared on Good Morning America, and The Craig Ferguson Show. He has also been a regular performer on the national radio show West Coast Live.

A gifted music teacher, Sam has helped thousands of people discover the joy of making music on the harmonica and piano (not at the same time). In a previous life he was the co-founder of a non-profit art gallery and performance space in San Francisco’s Mission District and a Presbyterian minister in Omaha and Boston.

And, his big brother is bestselling humor author Dave Barry.

In this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show we talk with Sam about:

  • How he’s coping since the death of his beloved Kathi on May 24.
  • Why it’s important to have humor in your life—and how to add a heaping helping of funny into your day. What was it like around the Barry dinner table?
  • When it’s time to Write that Book Already! And what to do once you have.
  • His time spent as a The Rock Bottom Remainders, and what the book / music project the Remainders are working on.
  • His career as a Presbyterian minister. What inspired you to get into that field, and why he left the ministry?
  • And what he’s up to these days.

About The Inkandescent Radio Show: What’s Your Story?

Bringing the voices of small business owners to the radio waves is the goal of the Inkandescent Radio Show, which launched in the fall of 2012 on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network.

Hosted by journalist, publicist, author, and entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs, the show will spotlight the Entrepreneurs of the Month featured on her monthly business magazine,—as well as the Truly Amazing Women she has interviewed for her book project,

Hope will also be interviewing the bestselling authors, nationally-renowned artists, and expert columnists featured in Be Inkandescent magazine, and on her popular networking website,, which lists hundreds of the best networking events—and the professionals—in 7 east coast cities. Plus, she’ll be talking to top restaurateurs, chefs, foodies, and hoteliers that she spotlights in her “From Soup to Nuts” reviews.

Promoting, educating and inspiring entrepreneurs is the mission of the Inkandescent Group, LLC — a PR, marketing, design and publishing company that helps small businesses get the visibility they need to glow and grow, So, what’s your story?

If you’d like to be interviewed on The Inkandescent Radio Show, send Hope an email here by clicking here. Be sure to tune in to Hope’s weekly podcast, The Inkandescent Radio Show, which airs every Monday, right here on EPN.

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