Bill Scheft

Bill Scheft, a 15-time Emmy-nominated writer for David Letterman, is the author of two previous novels, The Ringer and Time Won't Let Me, which was a finalist for the 2006 Thurber Prize for American Humor. He has also written for the The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire and Sports Illustrated. He lives in New York City with his wife, comedian Adrianne Tolsch.

Books by this Author

Everything Hurts

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you ever forget you're a Jew, a gentile will remind you.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. "Buffalo Bill" Bittinger, played to the hilt for two too short seasons by Dabney Coleman

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Time Won't Let Me" (by the Outsiders, and the title of my second novel), "You Can't Do That" (Beatles), "Time Will Tell" (Tower of Power), "Baby Baby Don't Cry" (Smokey Robinson), "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. It depends. Is self-loathing a flaw, or a quirk?

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Need to get back to you after I get over the self-loathing.