Monthly Archives: September 2008

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TV Land

I’m very happy to announce that the good people at BermanBraun, an independent production company, have optioned Waiter Rant for development as a television series. My deep thanks to Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun for their faith in the material I’ve created and their willingness

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Second Course

I’m very happy to announce that I will be writing another book for Ecco! Titled At Your Service, I’ll be going “undercover” to investigate the dynamics of tipping across the service industry. And I won’t just be writing about waiters mind you, but nail technicians,

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Gallbladders & Death

I’m lying sideways on a gurney in the radiology department of my local hospital. My bloated abdomen glistening with ultrasound jelly, I feel like a beached whale leaking ambergris. “Take a deep breath and hold it,” the ultrasound technician says, pressing the transducer wand hard

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The City Brotherly Love

Sorry I haven’t been posting lately. My life has been very busy with professional and personal activities. In fact I’m heading down to Philadelphia today to do a TV show and a radio interview! Then I’m speaking at the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday. After