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A wanna-be artist finds himself in a dual-life dilemma. Can you be the next Bukowski and the king of high-end skin care — at the same time? When push comes to aftershave, which do you choose? Brian Finkelstein tells this story, which originally aired on the first season of Strangers.

Brian Finkelstein is an Emmy-nominated writer who has performed eight solo shows in a variety of venues, from the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen to the Summer Nights Festival in Perth, Australia and New Zealand. Brian's told stories on public radio shows including Good Food, The Business, UnFictional, Marketplace and many more. He's currently working on his first book of personal essays and developing a pilot with Universal International and Working Title Films.

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Brian at Kiehl's in the white lab coat worn by the staff

 

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Brian during the Brooklyn years

 

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Brian and friends on roof of the Brooklyn apartment 

 Note: Another version of this episode originally aired on September 3, 2012.

Producers:
Lea Thau

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