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Randy Cohen writes the weekly column "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, which appears under the title "Everyday Ethics" in newspapers nationwide.
Every week in his column on ethics, Mr. Cohen takes on conundrums presented in letters from perplexed people who want to do the right thing (or hope to get away with doing the wrong thing), and responds with a skillful blend of moral authority and humor. His wisdom and witticisms have now been collected in The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell Right from Wrong in Everyday Situations a collection of his columns as wise and funny as a combination of "Dear Abby," Plato, and Mel Brooks. He is a regular contributor to "Weekend All Things Considered" on National Public Radio.
The author of Diary of a Flying Man, a collection of short stories, and Modest Proposals, a collection of letters, Randy Cohen has also won four Emmy awards, three as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman. He was the original head writer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show and is a frequent guest on Good Morning America. His work has appeared in Slate magazine, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and other publications. He lives in New York City.
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