Neal Pollack
Neal Pollack
Neal Pollack, The Greatest Living American Writer, is the author of many semi-bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. He also cohosts the podcast Extra Credit on with his teenage son Elijah. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.
Thanks To Comedy, Nobody Has Laughed Since Trump Became President

Clearly, the times have become serious. We no longer live in an age of comedy. We live in an age of essays about why the age of comedy has ended.

Roseanne’s Tweet Took Her Down, And I Am Surely Next

The story of the ‘Roseanne’ reboot and its demise is an American cultural tragedy whose historical ramifications will reverberate long after the doomsday device kills us all.

Philip Roth’s Death Is A Great Opportunity For Novelists Like Me

Of all the Great White Male Novelists who wrote novels about being great and white and male in the late twentieth century, Philip Roth was the greatest and whitest and malest.

Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Just About Gave Me A Heart Attack

A screaming horse hurtles into an oil drum, creating an explosion that engulfs us all. That, Donald Glover says, is entertainment.

Michelle Wolf Finally Spoke The Truth About Donald Trump. Someone Had To Do It

Clearly, Donald Trump is the most repressive leader in world history. Yet our media has been completely silent and complicit since the Russians installed Trump in office.

You’ll Never Guess Where I Discovered Another Neo-Nazi

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the Nazis are back right now. They’re at Costco. They’re at Walmart. Not so much at Trader Joe’s, but that could happen, too.

When The Life Of The Mind Wars With The Life Of The Crotch

I didn’t get into the lit business to party. I’m devoted to spreading ideas, telling stories, and, most of all, to making mega-bank.

North Korea Is Nothing Like You’ve Heard. My Celebrity Tour Proved It

As I wrote in my collection of essays ‘Bowling For Caliphates,’ I’ve long admired North Korea for standing up to ‘the big green bully.’