The Definition of SNARK

My name is Pauline Campos and I'm writing a memoir called "Baby F(Ph)at: Adventures in Motherhood, Weight Loss, and Trying to Stay Sane." It's an honest and snarky account of my efforts to lose the baby weight two years after pushing the kid out. It's not another book claiming to have the answers because I don't have them. What I do have is something real moms can relate to, and point and laugh at when they feel the need."

I was sitting in award-winning writer, comedian, producer, and a bag of chips Rick Najera's Comedy Writing workshop at The National Latino Writer's Conference. A small group allowed us the chance to go around and introduce ourselves and pitch our respective projects.

But when it was my turn, Rick only heard one word.


He looked at me, curious, and asked what it meant.

I just stared back at him blankly.

"Um, well, I don't know the dictionary defitinion," I admitted, feeling like a total asshole. "But it's the one word people keep using to describe my book and my sense of humor."

I was kicking myself for not knowing the actual definition of the very word I've been using to describe myself. Especially now that I had a 10 pairs of eyes blinking at me expectantly.

But Rick saved me.

"I'll give you a defintion," he said. "Snarky: It's 'Sarcastic, Naturally.'"


"I'll take that," I said, smiling. "It's perfect."


So what's the actual defintion?

According to, it's this:

Snide and Sarcastic, usually out of irritation."


Rick? I like your interpration much better.

So here I am, Sarcastic. Naturally.