Mark Singer has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1974. He is the author of “Funny Money,” ” Personality,” “Citizen K,” and “Somewhere in America
His first reporting for the New Yorker was as a writer for “Talk of the Town,” a section of short vignettes that leads each week’s content after the events listings. After a year, he also began to write longer profiles; one of the earliest pieces was about his great-uncle, a radio performer and TV comedy writer who had been a mythic figure to Singer during his Oklahoma childhood. It was during the research for that story (which was later included in ” Personality”) that Singer began to understand his calling as a reporter who tells true stories about real people. He often spends hours, sometimes days or even months with a subject crafting the right narrative for that person.
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