Dan McQuinn

 An alumnus of Second City's writing program, Dan has contributed to the writing of several comic plays and many unfinished crossword puzzles. Dan lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his trophy wife, two children and a dog that barks at drywall.


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


I took up writing to cover up the fact that I never learned to read.   In fact, I think the last sentence I wrote says that I'm good in bed. 


Describe your book ‘Kids Say The Cutest Things When They're Drunk, A Book of Pointless Satire and Vulgar Humor, Most of It Funny’ in 30 words or less.


Kids Say The Cutest Things When They're Drunk  is a collection of 50+ comic essays that provide a offbeat look at life.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?


The hardest part of writing my book was deciding when it was done.  After completing every paragraph,  I asked myself the question, "Am I done yet?" 


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


There are so many great books I've heard about that I don't know where to begin.   Did the second Shrek movie have a book?


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


Every day I visit Barnes and Noble and after finding my book on the in-store kiosk leave the screen open for the next patron to see.


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


I do a lot of charitable work according to my IRS returns.


What are you working on next?


A play loosely based upon the Moby Dick story but with muskie fishing.  (This is actually true.)

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