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.

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My Life in 8 Words

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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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Younger

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Playing the drums

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Marrying the right girl

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