The Scary Ham, 2014

As Toastmaster for the Nebula Awards, Klages held an audience spellbound with the delightful, terrifying story which involves two middle-aged sisters sorting through 50 years’ worth of family memorabilia, including their late father’s ham, which loomed in his basement for decades. Surely, the only reasonable approach is an improvised Viking funeral, complete with fuzzy monkeys and a hunting horn. Side-splittingly funny. (Memoir)