Michael Friedman

  • Tell Me How You Really Feel

    I'm a white man and (perhaps you've heard) my kind enjoys explaining things at great length to everybody else. I talk a lot, loudly. That's probably my most zealously cultivated talent: the ability to speak with an air of relaxed authority about almost anything. It has served me well, especially at work, even though in my professionwriting songs for the theater—you spend a lot of time trying to see the world from the point of view of other people. Talking in different voices and living in different realities, or at least imagining them. Lately, I've been working in a kind of mash-up of fiction