From My Bottom Drawer, Vol. II
I'm a What? - Livingston - Grave Discussion
by Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel is back with more hilarious stories pulled out of his bottom drawer. An original Saturday Night Live writer, award winning author and playwright, Zweibel offers up three morsels of humor: “I’m a What?”, “Livingston”, and “Grave Discussion” the latter of which the Huffington Post named as one of the 20 Best Blogs of 2012.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An original Saturday Night Live writer who the New York Times says has “earned a place in the pantheon of American pop culture,” Alan Zweibel has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work in television which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Monk, PBS’s Great Performances, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
A frequent guest on talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Alan’s many theatrical contributions include the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays which he collaborated on with Billy Crystal, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me, and the off-Broadway play Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy which he adapted from his best-selling book.
Alan has written the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve, and a collection of short stories and essays titled Clothing Optional. In 2012 he co-wrote the novel titled Lunatics with Dave Barry. His humor has also appeared in such diverse publications as Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine.
The co-writer of the screenplays for the films Dragnet, North, and The Story of Us, Alan recently received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and in 2010 the Writers Guild of America gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
But the production that Alan is most proud of is the family he’s co-produced with his wife Robin, their children Adam, Lindsay and Sari, Adam’s wife Cori, and their grandchildren Zachary and Alexis.
- Digital Book Network, January 2013
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