Chris Illuminati is an author, podcast host, runner, and father.

 

OK, enough third-person stuff.

 

I’m the author of five books and my writing has appeared on a variety of sources and in front of millions of eyeballs, including, Rolling Stone, Fatherly, AskMen, Men’s Health, Cosmo, Maxim and BroBible.

 

I’m the creator of the parenting website Message With a Bottle, where I write jokes about my parenting on sticky notes. Those notes somehow ended up a segment of Good Morning America without me.

 

I host two web shows – Not About Wrestling and We Run This

 

On Not About Wrestling, I talk to professional wrestlers about their lives away from the business.

 

On We Run This, I interview runners, athletes, nutritionists, trainers, and weekend warriors about life in-and-out of competition.

 

And that’s about it. 

 

Wait, one more thing…

 

Yes, it’s my real last name.

MESSAGE WITH A BOTTLE

MWAB

 

After the birth of my first child, I quit my job to be a stay-at-home dad, or SAHD for short, though I never use that acronym because it looks and sounds too much like the word sad.

 

To entertain myself, I’d write funny jokes and observations about parenting and post them to Tumblr.

 

Ten years, and close to 1,000 post-its later, the notes are still going strong.

 

READ THEM ALL HERE.

 

PODCASTS

LATEST EPISODES

BOOKS

I’m an author. An ACTUAL author. This means people have paid me real money to write humor books. Yeah, I’m shocked as well.

 

I even have an official “one day this might be on a book jacket” photo. It’s yet to be on a humor book jacket but that shouldn’t stop you from buying my books.

 

Maybe print the photo out, paste it inside a humor book? I do that often. Not to my own books. I paste them into books I wish I’d written.

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