Mitch Sisskind: Do Not Be a Gentleman When You say Goodnight

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Mitch Sisskind's Do Not Be a Gentleman When You Say Goodnight (The Song Cave) is a distillation of nearly fifty years of brilliant comic writing.  Sisskind explains how ordinary life and everyday language – language as spoken by members of his family discussing things like weather or the traffic – are used to create some of the funniest prose and poetry in contemporary American writing.

Read an excerpt from Do Not Be a Gentleman When You Say Goodnight.

Photo: Alex Pieros

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producers:
Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard