I’ve always been a fan of the early National Lampoon and similarly subversive humor. This led me to do a radio interview with Doug Kenney while still a teenager (me, not him). Some years ago I was funded to interview some of the other people who made it happen. Then life intervened and I found myself fully occupied working as a reporter for People in the UK and European Correspondent for InStyle, as well as writing for publications on both sides of the Atlantic including The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times (of London), and Variety. Somewhere in there I wrote this book.