Mental Floss

(Originally appeared in the New York Press July 8 2009)

I first discovered Mike Sacks on McSweeney’s. He’s a hilarious writer, who’s also penned pieces for mags like The New Yorker and Esquire.

Today, Writer’s Digest Books is releasing a new book he’s put together: And Here’s the Kicker, 21 interviews with some of the funniest writers alive, like David Sedaris and Buck Henry. As usual, Mental Floss has scored a couple copies of the book, which can be yours, IF, you send me an e-mail begging for one. No, IF, you answer the question correctly at the end of my interview with Mike. Now, on with the show …

—David Israel