“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

September 27, 2014

The Name

When I was a child, I always loved finding my name anywhere in the world – this was clearly not an indication of a healthy personality. When my family took a cross-country car trip, we came upon an establishment in Los Angeles called RUDNICK MEN AND BOYS. And while this clothing store has since closed, the name pretty much says it all.

I feel a kinship with all Rudnicks everywhere, and I was especially thrilled to discover a Rudnick Avenue, also in California. Here are some other Rudnicks, and while I don’t know what’s being sold in the second photo, I’m sure that it’s of Rudnick quality:

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