“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

January 6, 2015

More Rules for Riters

Writers-Block– Removing the many extraneous commas from a manuscript would make a fabulous video game.

– While you’re in the midst of writing something it’s impossible to tell if it’s any good. It is, however, entirely possible to tell if it sucks.

– If you write something awful, just claim that the North Koreans hacked it and changed everything.

– Writing is both about finding what you’re good at, and eliminating all of the far more numerous, amazing things you’re terrible at.

– Rewriting is the best, because it’s exactly what you never get to do in life.

– There is nothing more satisfying than deleting an entire unnecessary paragraph, except for deleting an entire unnecessary chapter.

– I’m sorry, but the two n’s in unnecessary are unnecessary.