“Gleefully wacky and irreverent.”

–The New York Times

“Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.”

–The New York Times

“Deeply funny musings and adventures elevate Paul Rudnick to the highest level of American comedy writing.”

–Steve Martin

“One of the funniest quip-meisters on the planet.”

–The New York Times

“Paul Rudnick is a champion of truth (and love and great wicked humor) whom we ignore at our peril.”

–David Sedaris

“Quips fall with the regularity of the autumn leaves.”

–Associated Press

November 14, 2013

I Learn So Much Every Day

Today I was in an elevator, with a nanny and a small child. The nanny was explaining the meaning of the words “half-brother” and “boarding school.” I was hoping she’d also define “hedge fund”, “therapy” and “alcoholism.”
I was once in an elevator with a young mother and her three-year-old, who kept grabbing my coat and calling me “Daddy.” The mother told me, “Oh, don’t worry – he calls every man Daddy.” I replied, “So do I.”