Paul Reiser is an actor I've always admired. He has a deft touch for comedy (of course) but can also hold his own in drama with some pretty impressive heavyweights. I had no idea he could write, and write beautifully at that. So it came as a delightful surprise to read his magnificent tribute to comedian David Brenner just published in HuffPo.
If you're over 50, I don't have to explain who Brenner was. If you don't know, he was a comedian who ruled TV back in the 70s and who just died. Brenner had a huge influence on Paul Reiser and Reiser's column is so spot-on, so generous, and so loving that it encapsulates what it means to have an older role model to look up to.
Take a few minutes and go read it. You will be richer for it.