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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Sagal  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Sagal lives near Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Sagal attended Harvard University and currently hosts NPR's news quiz show ''Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me''. He is also an award-winning playwright, occasional screenwriter, onetime extra in a Michael Jackson music video, former staff writer for a motorcycle magazine and a regular contributor to ''The Funny Pages'' in the ''New Yourk Times Sunday Magazine''.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact Speaker's Agent Jessica Fee at Greater Talent Agency 437 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10016 212-647-6312 Sagal can also be reached at Peter Sagal c/o Chicago Public Radio 848 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Selected Titles At Your Library

The book of vice
ISBN: 006173957X. OCLC Number: 877989060

HarperCollins e-Books,. .

Somewhere, somebody is having more fun than you are. Orso everyone believes. Peter Sagal, a mild-mannered, Harvard-educated radio host'the man who puts the second l in vanilla'decided to find out if it's true. From strip clubs to gambling halls to swingers clubs to porn sets and back to the strip clubs (but only because he left his glasses there), Sagal explores what the sinful folk do, how much they pay for the privilege, and how exactly they got those funny red marks.

The book of vice :
ISBN: 0060843829. OCLC Number: 162145878

HarperEntertainment,. .

Presents an evaluation of the culture of vice and excessive misbehavior, offering insight into the appeal and rewards of taboo hobbies and advice on how to indulge in covert activities while retaining one's dignity if discovered.