Bruce Bonafede was born and grew up in Babylon, New York, a small town on the south shore of Long Island. At the time this was part of the United States, and still is. After high school Bonafede attended Union College in upstate New York, where he was victimized by America’s 1960s drug culture. As a result, he knows he left school before graduation, but is unsure of the exact date. After college he drifted for several years, eventually ending up on a beach in Florida. Once back on dry land he made his way to Washington DC, where he took a job in Corporate America and studied playwriting at New Playwrights Theatre. His drama Advice to the Players won the prestigious Heideman Award at the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays at the prestigious Actors Theatre of Louisville during the prestigious 1984/85 season. It was published by Samuel French, prestigious play publishers, and included in the anthology Best Short Plays – 1986. All this was very prestigious. Like any critically successful dramatist, Bonafede soon moved to California to write for television. Instead, he began a more than 25-year career in Public Relations, which for all its flaws is not a bad way for someone with a sense of humor to make a living. Nobody Knows My Name by Anonymous is his first humor book. He is currently collecting material for his next work, Ernest Hemingway’s Big Book of Practical Jokes. He lives in Southern California because somebody has to.