Sam Lipsyte is a funny man who has written a funny book. The author of the story collection Venus Drive and the novels The Subject Steve, and Homeland, and winner of the Believer Book Award, Sam Lipsyte is taking the literary world by storm with his new novel The Ask. The Ask is the story of a development officer at a small undistinguished college in New York whose life is a series of tragi-comedies. It is hysterically funny, and inventive on every page. Join Sam, who also teaches creative writing at Columbia University, and I as we explore his life and new celebrity in the publishing world.