I know I’m not the most prolific Harvard Lampoon author of books. (John Updike is probably the leading light in this department, and might just be the most distinguished American writer in terms of his quality and output). However, I am sure that no member of the Lampoon business board has ever produced as many words in print, both fiction and nonfiction.

The only written words I ever contributed to the magazine were probably ads for restaurants along the Berlin Turnpike outside of Hartford. It’s my son, Nicholas, who brought his creative talents to the Lampoon, of course, killing his father in a Freudian sense.