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Dan Zevin  

Author of DAN GETS A MINIVAN: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

"Dan Zevin is a major talent. I want to kill him.' -Dave Barry

Dan Zevin's latest book is Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad (Scribner), which was optioned by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions along with his previous book, The Day I Turned Uncool. The 2013 Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, he has followed his readers through each phase of life, from post-college coping (Entry-Level Life), to tying the knot (The Nearly-wed Handbook), to developing a disturbing new interest in lawn care and wine tastings (Uncool). And that was all before he had kids. Which leads us back to this minivan situation.

Dan has been a comic commentator for NPR, a humor columnist for The New York Times, and a contributor to print and digital publications including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Maxim, Details, Real Simple, and Parents. He also wrote an original sitcom pilot for CBS and Warner Brothers. His latest project is Star Vehicle, a YouTube talk show he hosts inside his minivan.

Dan lives with his wife, kids, and pet rabbit in the suburbs of New York, where he has become an active member of his local Costco.


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How To Be a Grownup (Or At Least Have Fun Faking It)

Sure, college equips you with vast knowledge of iambic pentameter and Pygmy tribal rituals. But are you ready to make that turbulent transition from dorm to dump? From keg party to cocktail party? From nose ring to wedding ring? In his satirical seminar on post-college coping, Dan provides comic relief for stressed-out students. Whether it's graduation or orientation, senior week or Career Week, his hysterical, interactive program has a message for the reluctant grownup in all of us: just pretend you know what you're doing.

Who’s Your Tatelah?

We all know what a typical Jewish mother supposedly is, but what's a typical Jewish father? A doctor? A lawyer? A shmata salesman? Those are just jobs. But what about the job of being a dad and husband? Humorist Dan Zevin, a Thurber Award finalist and author of Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad (Scribner) takes a hilarious, insightful look at the challenges faced by a new generation of family men striving to be not only providers, but participants.


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