Retrospective: Ophira Eisenberg

 Photo by  Anya Garrett

Photo by Anya Garrett

The only upshot of age is you get to the point where you’re too exhasuted for a strategy that isn’t just organic. So you just go, I’m gonna be Me, and if it works out, great.
— Ophira Eisenberg

In this episode of Retrospective, I talk with my friend Ophira Eisenberg right before her new memoir releases nationwide. You may have heard her on NPR, seen her stand-up comedy recently onThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson or had the pleasure of seeing her live onstage.

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Click the player below to listen, or listen and subscribe in iTunes. Find previous episodes of Retrospective here.

We chat over tea and a latte and talk about:

  • translating story and humor from stage to page
  • dealing with "What will 'they' think?"
  • and how she combines hard work with navigating the opportunities that follow

Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy is now available on Amazon.

For Ophira's storytelling wisdom, check out the Telling Your Story multimedia course.

Ophira Eisenberg is a stand-up comedian, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, and a writer. She has appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, E!, and the TV Guide Network. She is also a regular host and storyteller with The Moth. Find her online at ophiraeisenberg.com.