Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin is a staff writer for The Dissolve, a new film website from the popular music website Pitchfork. Previously, he was the head writer for The A.V. Club, the entertainment guide of The Onion, a position he held until recently since he was a college student at University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1997. Rabin is also the author of a memoir, The Big Rewind, and an essay collection based on one of his columns, My Year of Flops. He most recently collaborated with pop parodist "weird Al" Yankovic on a coffee table book titled Weird Al: The Book. Rabin’s writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Spin, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, Nerve, and Modern Humorist. He lives in Chicago with his wife.

Books by this Author

You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me
My Year of Flops
The Big Rewind

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Based on the A.V. Club column, MY YEAR OF FLOPS is Nathan Rabin's romp through the most notorious movies in history -- he pities the genuine failures, enjoys the spectacular ones, and exhumes the hidden gems. Let's give second chances a chance.

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I got a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade education. Ain't no need in y'all treating me this way

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. In my book I describe perfect happiness as drinking the still-warm blood of my friends from the hollowed-out skulls of my enemies. So I'm going to go with either that or hugging a newborn kitten.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Where do I begin?

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

A. To paraphrase Woody Allen, my only regret in life is that I am not someone else

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my dad

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