Comedian Greg Behrendt is the co-author of the two-million-copy bestseller, He’s Just Not That Into You. Greg has established himself as the voice of reason and inspiration for all of us negotiating, and sometimes drowning in, the treacherous waters of romantic relationships.
Co-authored with “Sex and the City” story editor, Liz Tuccillo, the book became the publishing phenomenon of the year after its release in September 2004. The book shot to the #1 slot on the bestseller lists worldwide, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Oprah Winfrey devoted two shows to Greg and the book’s simple, but powerful message. Greg also made numerous television appearances including NBC’s “Today Show,” “20/20” and “Larry King Live” on CNN. After a fierce bidding war, New Line Cinema acquired the film rights to He’s Just Not That Into You and Greg and Liz are currently writing the movie.
This past September, Greg, along with his wife and co-author Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt released a follow-up relationship book through Broadway Books/Random House. Offering straight talk, tough love, and hilarious (yet useful) tips on how to survive and get over break-ups, the book, titled It’s Called a Break-Up Because It’s Broken, immediately jumped to the top of the book charts again. Over a month after appearing in stores, the book is still climbing the bestseller lists, including the Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and The New York Times.
Based in Los Angeles, Greg was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on “Sex and the City” in which he brought his original male point-of-view to the writing staff. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, “The Tonight Show,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and Comedy Central. He was named by Variety in 2001 as one of the “10 Comics to Watch.”
In November 2005, Warner Bros. released his debut DVD, Greg Behrendt is Uncool, which is the follow-up to his comedy CD entitled, “UNCOOL.” “UNCOOL” is the examination of a rocker turned suburban Dad struggling to hang on to his last threads of coolness. It explores the evolution of the male psyche while bucking the conventional entry into maturity. Greg brings his deepest, darkest fears of becoming a no-longer-relevant Gen-Xer to the surface, deconstructs the notion of “cool” and offers in its place a new definition for adulthood.