Eric Schaeffer, enfant terrible
of the New York dating scene, has written a deeply funny account of his romantic and sexual quest. His frank revelations are a surprisingly addictive guilty pleasure. -- Tracy Quan, author of Diary of a Married Call Girl
From his adventures with online dating to repeated attempts to pick up women at yoga studios, the book is absurdly honest to the point of being thoughtless, offensive and just very, very funny. While various gossip Web sites responded with appalled prudishness to Schaeffer's blog, any man who has lived and dated in Manhattan will relate, however uncomfortably, to Schaeffer's deeply earnest and ever hopeful quest to find a woman. -- New York Post, May 13, 2007
I am a fan. Eric Schaeffer's writing is an unusual combination: weird, hilarious and compelling all at the same time. You almost don't believe what you are reading, but at the same time, you relate to the underlying emotions. And on top of it all, he is really funny. -- Tucker Max, author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
The depth, weight, and humor of Schaeffer's prose is, in a word, astonishing. Why is he still single? The irony in the answer does not escape him, but you will find yourself rooting for him to find `the one.' -- Mark Ebner, co-author of Hollywood, Interrupted
About the Author
Eric Schaeffer’s television project for the FX Network, Starved, was created, written, directed and starred in by Schaeffer himself, and was premiered to widespread critical acclaim in August of 2005. Schaeffer has written, directed, produced, and starred in several films since 1994, including: My Life’s in Turnaround (Arrow Films, 1994), Fall (MGM, 1997), Wirey Spindell (Wellspring, 2000), Never Again which starred Jill Clayberg and Jeffrey Tambor (Focus Features, 2002), and Mind the Gap (Five Minutes Before the Miricle Releasing and Showtime, 2004). Schaeffer worked with Ben Stiller, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elle McPherson on his 1996 Tristar film, If Lucy Fell. Schaeffer’s other film acting credits include One Night at McCool’s (USA Films). Schaeffer has also acted in starring roles on television, including First Years (NBC), Mitch Hurwitz’s Everything’s Relative (NBC), and Century City (CBS).