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Today’s Guest: Bill Scheft, author of novels including Shrink Thyself, Everything Hurts, The Ringer, and Time Won’t Let Me. He is also a long-time writer for “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of monologue lovers who are so glad I?m not doing one today? in the NEW new media capital of the world? St. Petersburg, Florida!
Charlie Traub wants to be sportswriter John Feinstein.
Bill Scheft want to be Philip Roth ? or maybe Bruce Jay Friedman.
Traub is a fictional character. He has no chance.
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Scheft, on the other hand, I?ll give a .463 shot at it. Why .463? That was famed Boston Red Sox rightfielder Tony Conigliaro?s career slugging percentage.
What does Conigliaro have to do with it? If you don?t know, you obviously haven?t read Scheft?s fourth novel, Shrink Thyself, have you?
Sheft?s new comic fiction about an aimless TV news talk show producer, Charlie Traub, who wants to be a sportswriter, is all about the unexamined journey, less so the destination. It follows the disintegration of our man Traub as everything that could go wrong in his life, does.
What does Traub learn about himself? Does one disaster after another change his life?
Not necessarily. He?s still the same unlovable loser, slipping away a little more every day of his miserable existence.
That?s not the case for Scheft, however, who has been a staff writer for David Letterman since 1991, is the author of three previous novels, and is married to comedian Adrianne Tolsch.
This is Scheft?s second time around on Mr. Media — he is mentally preparing for Letterman’s final Late Show sometime in 2015. The first time, we talked about Everything Hurts. You can still hear it anytime in the archives.
Bill Scheft Website ? Twitter ? YouTube ? Tumblr ? LinkedIn ? Wikipedia ? Huffington Post ? ESPN The Magazine ? The Harvard Crimson ? IMDB ? Appearance on WTF with Marc Maron ? Order Shrink Thyself from Amazon.com