Photo: Lev Kuperman

Photo: Lev Kuperman


Michael Schulman is a writer living in New York City. His first book, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep (HarperCollins), about the actress’s artistic coming-of-age in the 1970s, was a New York Times bestseller. He is a staff writer 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, Aperture, and other publications.

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.