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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I write for Dave Letterman and I write novels. We're done.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Charlemagne's less successful brother, Herbemagne

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Like a lot of people with background in stand-up, when someone says something funny, rather than laugh, I'll say, "That's funny" or "Hysterical"

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Does this look infected?"