Photo: Lev Kuperman

Photo: Lev Kuperman


Michael Schulman is a writer living in New York City. His first book, Her Again (HarperCollins), about Meryl Streep’s artistic coming-of-age in the 1970s, was a New York Times bestseller. He works at The New Yorker, where he has contributed since 2006 and written more than a hundred Talk of the Town stories. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Believer, and other publications. He is the co-creator of the annual live series You Like Me: An Evening of Classic Acceptance Speeches.

Lots of other people are named Michael S(c)hulman. If you’re looking for a Las Vegas D.J., a guy who edits collections of audition monologues, an actor who once played Gavroche in Les Misérables, or the C.E.O. of the Anaheim Ducks, you have come to the wrong place.