Sunday, July 20, 2008

What is Steve Hely reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Steve Hely, co-author, with Vali Chandrasekaran, of The Ridiculous Race.

His post begins:
As I was writing The Ridiculous Race I read Abroad by Paul Fussell, an interesting short study of a period in the 1920s and 1930s when everyone in England started writing travel books. [read on]
Visit The Ridiculous Race Facebook page and learn more about the book at the publisher's website.

Steve Hely writes for the Fox animated comedy American Dad! He was twice president of The Harvard Lampoon, and has been a writer and performer on Last Call with Carson Daly and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, the latter earning him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Comedy Show.

Among the praise for The Ridiculous Race:
"No one should set off for a plane ride, a day at the beach, or a lengthy visit to the bathroom without a copy of The Ridiculous Race. I laughed so much I almost died from a lack of oxygen reaching my brain."
—Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and American Dad!

"Riotous fun."
People Magazine

Entertainment Weekly
Writers Read: Steve Hely.

--Marshal Zeringue