Mandela Was Late

Available now in Paperback and eBook format on Amazon, iTunes, SmashwordsThe Reader Store, or directly from The Sager Group.

Mandela Was Late:  Odd Things & Essays From the Seinfeld Writer Who Coined Yada, Yada and Made Spongeworthy a Compliment traverses the inner universe of a satiric genius who maybe should be getting out of the house a little more often. Wrapped in his cocoon of Hollywood residuals, battling his own (mounting?) foibles day by day, former Seinfeld writer/producer Peter Mehlman somehow manages to see the world a little more clearly than the rest of us.

Ride along through the arc of time drawn by six separate moving violations; only in L.A. can you mark life’s mileposts by the traffic citations you receive. Share the thrill of being nominated for an Emmy, and the agony of not winning… early in the evening. Meet a fictive pundit who becomes famous for publishing blank space; a detective who is ready to reopen the O.J. Simpson case and bust it wide open; a parole officer responsible for the newly won freedom of Nelson Mandela; and a Philip Roth who lengthens his literary career by resorting to ‘roids. Go “star trekking” across the urban wilds of Manhattan, hunting celebrity big game; dodge potholes along a memory lane that feels very familiar in spots and bizarrely antic in others; and remember where you were the first time you heard that infamous number… 69. Read and laugh and shake your head. Nothing is sacrosanct, including other people’s kids.


Interview with Mr. Media Bob Andelman

Interview on Adam Carolla Show

Review in Celebrity Cafe

Interview on Words with Writers

Interview on This American Wife

Interview with The Hollywood Reporter

What up Hollywood Review & Video

Interview with Joy Behar on Say Anything, Current TV


Tues, March 26, 11 am Reading at Vicki Abelson’s Women Who Write

Thurs, April 4th, 7 pm Mandela Was Late Book Launch at Book Soup on Sunset

Sunday, August 18th, 7 pm Reading at I Love a Good Story Reading Series, LA