Ben reads from his book “Lucky Man” a story of a band of close friends who make their way through high school and college.
After working for many years on stage and screen Ben Tanzer now lives in Chicago where he tends to his vineyards, shoots pool, dabbles in social work, compulsively watches High School Musical 2, and spends all sorts of quality time with his lovely wife and young sons.
Ben is a staff writer for Wonka Vision magazine and has had work published in a variety of other magazines and journals including Opium, THE2NDHAND, Monkey Bicycle, The Truth Magazine, Thieves Jargon, decomP, Cake Train, Chicago Parent, Abroad View, Zygote in my Coffee, RAGAD, and 20dissidents.
He also once regularly published work in several excellent though now defunct magazines including Punk Planet and Clamor though he doesn’t feel remotely responsible for their demise. Well, okay, maybe he feels a little responsible.
Ben’s debut novel Lucky Man was published in 2007 by Manx Media ]and was described by Time Out Chicago as “honest and often hilarious” and Willamette Weekly as “like a Rubik’s cube on acid.”
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