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Brief about Nathaniel Rich: By info that we know Nathaniel Rich was born at 1980-03-05. And also Nathaniel Rich is American Novelist.

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Criticism always seemed to me a lot like police work. You look for clues, fingerprints, motives. You need to construct an airtight case.

Tags: Criticism, Police, Work

I studied literature and Italian at Yale. I wrote my thesis about Italo Svevo, one of my heroes.

Tags: Heroes, Literature, Thesis

There is something fascinating about every human being. The question is how much they're willing to divulge.

Tags: Human, Question, Willing

I live in New Orleans, because it's the strangest city in the United States. It has the highest murder rate in the country, the highest incarceration rate, and often we have to boil our drinking water, but there's nowhere else remotely like it.

Tags: Country, Else, Often

I try to write 1,000 words. Some people say it's not about the quantity but about the quality. I disagree. You need to write a lot in order to figure out what's good and what's crap.

Tags: Good, Try, Words

In my experience, scientists are not always the most socially adjusted people, and may have habits and fascinations outside of their work that others might consider odd.

Tags: Experience, May, Work

At the end of the day I'm writing comedy. If you get too realistic as a comedy writer with your disasters, it stops being funny.

Tags: End, Funny, Writing

I never felt ostracized or made to feel strange by obsessing over 'The Onion' or 'Calvin and Hobbes.' That was considered completely normal.

Tags: Felt, Normal, Strange

Most of my work is, I get an idea, and, with the help of Wikipedia, I can write. I don't have to leave my apartment.

Tags: Help, Work, Write

I read the Bible when I was 12 while studying for my bar mitzvah. I was also reading a lot of Dilbert comics at the time, and I guess the two kind of got fused in my mind. I've always imagined God as an irrational, distractible boss. It's my best explanation for our planet.

Tags: Best, God, Time

I try not to write jokes that are mean. I try my best to write jokes that are pretty universal and jokes that don't attack anyone. I know I often fall short of that and end up taking unfair swipes at people, but I try not to.

Tags: Best, End, Mean
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