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Rachel Manteuffel is a writer of upsetting talent. She's also a good actor. We met when I interviewed her a few years ago for a video I made about a play she was in. But her writing prowess is what I resent and feel threatened by. My only consolation is the knowledge -- because we're friends, you see; we talk -- that her brilliance is not extempore. She works very, very hard to be this good. She earns it.
...and then she sends you a dashed off, steam-of-consciousness e-mail that's funnier than anything you've ever flushed away a weekend sweating over.Read More