Brett Leveridge’s book, Men My Mother Dated And Other Mostly True Tales (2000, Villard), was a finalist for the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor, though it lost in a what was widely considered a stunning upset to a volume entitled Me Talk Pretty One Day by a little-known but not untalented young upstart named David Sedaris. Of the 4,326 people who purchased a copy of Leveridge’s humble little hardback, only four are known to have asked for their money back. Leveridge is an occasional contributor to PRI’s This American Life and has offered commentaries on NPR’s All Things Considered. His work has appeared in online and print publications, including Salon, Entertainment weekly, Oklahoma Today, and Might magazine. His essay, “See You in September,” was included in the 2002 humor anthology 101 Damnations: The Humorists’ Tour of Personal Hells (Thomas Dunne Books, Michael Rosen, ed.). Leveridge lives in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, where he spends most of his time alone with his memories.