About Avi Kramer

Avi is a fiction writer living in Boston.

It’s Not So Much the Heat, It’s the Humanity

By December 13, 2007

From funny writer Jason Roeder comes his debut book, Oh the Humanity: A Gentle Guide to Social Interaction for the Feeble Young Introvert. Roeder is a humor writer, which means he is unemployed. He writes a column for Writer's Digest … Read More

iSpy: Gabe Rotter, Author of “Duck Duck Wally”

By October 17, 2007

Name: Gabe Rotter Age: 29 Occupation: Screenwriter/Novelist Duck Duck Wally is Gabe Rotter’s new novel about a thirtysomething overweight dork who ghostwrites songs for the world's most famous gangster rapper, Oral B. In the opening scene he accidentally takes a … Read More

The Week in Jews

By August 10, 2007

HITLER FANCIED JEW TUNES THE NEWS: Hitler had a secret music collection of Russian and Jewish artists. [Guardian Unlimited] THE CHATTER: German magazine Der Spiegel reported hundreds of gramophone records were discovered in the attic of a former Soviet intelligence … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: Presidential Pastor

By August 10, 2007

L.A. mayor pleads to citizens to use less water. [The Los Angeles Times] America needs another 9/11? [Philadelphia Daily News] The Olsen twins and Brad Pitt in Gawker's gossip roundup. [Gawker] Two years after they left former Israeli settlements in … Read More

Shvitz Spritz: How To Be Patriotic

By August 9, 2007

Matt Damon and George Clooney support Barack Obama's campaign. [AHN] Drudge Report: Catholic priest in Colorado charged for jogging naked. [The Denver Post] Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the … Read More

The Baconator

By August 8, 2007

My favorite sexist food blogger Marvo, from The Impulsive Buy, reviews Wendy's Baconator: Wendy’s Baconator has a name usually reserved for those college students who fully take advantage of the all-you-can-eat breakfast bar in the dormitory cafeteria or the wingmen … Read More


By August 8, 2007

You know how Sports Illustrated publishes their weekly "This Week's Sign That The Apocalypse Is Upon Us"? Well, this is one messed-up, apocalypse-approaching world when a man can claim "sexsomnia" and be acquitted of raping a 15-year-old girl. A British … Read More

Mideast News Roundup

By August 8, 2007

This past Sunday, Michael Ignatieff wrote an essay in the Times Magazine entitled “Getting Iraq Wrong,” ostensibly a come-clean admission of his misguided support for the war. David Rees of the Huffington Post expected Ignatieff to acknowledge fault and was … Read More