Rudnick grew up in Piscataway Township, New Jersey. He is Jewish and openly gay.
Rudnick also wrote the initial drafts for the film Sister Act. However, he left the project before completion, distancing himself from the final product by choosing the pseudonym "Joseph Howard" for the writing credit.
The gay farce Social Disease (1986), reminiscent of the early Evelyn Waugh of Vile Bodies, and I'll Take It (1990) a tale of Jewish life in America. Extasy Club (1997).
Plays: Jeffrey, I Hate Hamlet, Valhalla, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, The New Century, Poor Little Lambs, Regrets Only, Rude Entertainment, The Naked Truth, and Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
@Bruce Glikas/Broadway.com. Playwright Paul Rudnick attends the opening of Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54 on April 22, 2010 with his longtime partner John Raftis.
Paul Rudnick is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His plays include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla and The New Century. On May 1, 2013, Scholastic published Gorgeous, Rudnick’s first young adult novel. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, said that the book included “writing that’s hilarious, profane and profound (often within a single sentence.)” Rudnick lives in New York City with his partner since 1993, John Raftis, a physician.
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (April 30, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: Gorgeous
A book that will make you see yourself clearly for the first time.
When Becky Randle's mother dies, she's whisked from her trailer park home to New York. There she meets Tom Kelly, the world's top designer, who presents Becky with an impossible offer: He'll design three dresses to transform the very average Becky into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.
Soon Becky is remade as Rebecca - pure five-alarm hotness to the outside world and an awkward mess of cankles and split ends when she's alone. With Rebecca's remarkable beauty as her passport, soon Becky's life resembles a fairy tale. She stars in a movie, VOGUE calls, and she starts to date Prince Gregory, heir to the English throne. That's when everything crumbles. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But the idea of a prince looking past Rebecca's blinding beauty to see the real girl inside? There's not enough magic in the world.
Defiant, naughty, and impossibly fun, GORGEOUS answers a question that bewilders us all: Just who the hell IS that in the mirror?
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