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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bill Zehme  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1958 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Zehme is a Chicago native and still resides there today. He graduated from Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

A recipient of the prestigious ASME Award for Profile Writing, Zehme's has been a longtime writer for ''Esquire'' and his work has appeared in ''Rolling Stone'', ''Playboy'', and ''Vanity Fair'', as well as in his collection ''Intimate Strangers: Comic Profiles and Indiscretions of the Very Famous''.Zehme is also celebrated for his observations of American pop culture. From Andy Kaufman to Frank Sinatra, he has profiled some of the most interesting icons of the entertainment world.

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-- ASME Award for Profile Writing