Bill Zehme

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General Information

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Name: Bill Zehme

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1958 in Chicago, Illinois

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Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Zehme is a Chicago native and still resides there today. He graduated from Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A recipient of the prestigious ASME Award for Profile Writing, Zehme's has been a longtime writer for Esquire and his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Vanity Fair, as well as in his collection Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous.

Zehme is also celebrated for his observations of American pop culture. From Andy Kaufman to Frank Sinatra, he has profiled some of the most interesting icons of the entertainment world.

Published Works

  • The Bob Book, Dell, 1991 - written with David Rensin
  • The Rolling Stone Book of Comedy, Bulfinch Press, 1991
  • I`m Only One Man, Hyperion, 1995 - written with Regis Philbin
  • Leading With My Chin, Harper Collins, 1996 - written with Jay Leno
  • The Way You Wear Your Hat, Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin`, Harper Collins, 1997
  • Lost in the Funhouse, The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman, Delacorte Press, 1999
  • Who Wants to Be Me, Hyperion, 2000 - written with Regis Philbin
  • Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous, Delta 2006
  • Carson the Magnificent, Random House, 2007
  • Hef's Little Black Book, HarperCollins, 2010 - written with Hugh Hefner

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Rolling Stone Book of Comedy

ISBN: 0821218484
Release Date: 1991-11

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I'm Only One Man

ISBN: 078688911X
Release Date: 1996-09-01

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Leading With My Chin

ISBN: 0060186941
Release Date: 1996-10

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Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman

ISBN: 0385333722
Release Date: 2001-01-09

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Who Wants to Be Me?

ISBN: 0786867396
Release Date: 2000-09

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Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous

ISBN: 0385333749
Release Date: 2002-11-26

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Literary Awards

ASME Award for Profile Writing

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Agent:

Chris Calhoun

Sterling Lord Literaristic

65 Bleecker St., Floor 12

New York, New York 10012

External Links

Bill Zehme on WorldCat

Bill Zehme on Amazon

Bill Zehme on Facebook


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