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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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Charlemagne's less successful brother, Herbemagne

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people try to put me to work for them.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. A cake from "Creative Cakes"

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Does this look infected?"

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