Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber (b. 1969) has sold 1.2 million books in 20 different countries, most notably Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody, which reached #2 on The London Times bestseller list and launched a renaissance in that type of comic prose. Prior to working in the novel form, Gerber sold humorous writing to every major American magazine and newspaper that publishes such drivel, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. He has also contributed to NPR and TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” In his spare time, he leads the 501(c)3 overseeing The Yale Record, America’s oldest college humor magazine, and mentors many student writers all around the world. An ardent fan of The Beatles, Gerber runs a team blog on the group located at He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife and two cats.  

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