My Story

by Jeremy Blachman

Showed up for an improv comedy class. We had to go around the room and tell a story about ourselves. I talked about a woman I saw at CVS who forgot to give the cashier her Rewards card until she was finished checking out, and then the cashier refused to take it, and the woman got really upset. Decent story, I guess, but it wasn't actually about me at all. Then again, if I was comfortable talking about myself to strangers, I probably wouldn't need the improv comedy class. I don't think I took very good advantage of the exercise.


Jeremy Blachman is the author of the recently-released novel Anonymous Lawyer, a satire about the world of corporate law, hundred-hour work-weeks, and sixty-dollar lunches.