About

Steve Hely is an American writer and television writer.  His novel How I Became A Famous Novelist won the 2010 James Thurber Prize for American Humor.  He’s the co-author of the comic travelogue The Ridiculous Race, and co-host of the podcast The Great Debates.  He’s written for such TV shows as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Office, 30 Rock, and American Dad.

His new book, The Wonder Trail: True Stories From Los Angeles To The End Of the World comes out in June 2016 from Dutton.

  • California.
  • New England.
  • Quotes from old books.
  • Museums.
  • Adventurers
  • Film.
  • Stories, storytellers, storytelling.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Any unattributed picture comes from Wikipedia Commons or I took it myself.

These are the books I wrote.

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7 Comments on “About”

  1. Russ says:

    On page 290 of The Wonder Trail you mention “one of the best travel books of all time” regarding Patagonia. What is the title and author of that book?
    Thanks!
    Russ
    P.S. I am really enjoying your book!

  2. […] essay scripts for TV shows such as American Dad!, The Office, or Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Hely likes to spin a bottle on a map and have it indicate him in a instruction of somewhere he has never […]

  3. Linda Bain says:

    Hey Steve, I really enjoyed your book, “The Wonder Trail.” I checked it out at the library. It was like I took the trip with you, with your interesting stories, and interesting people. I looked up many places on line as I read the book. Now I have to return the book full of dog ears!

  4. Virginia Pelletier says:

    Hi, Steve! I bought your audio book, The Wonder Trail, from Audible and I really loved it! Up until now, my favorite book by my favorite travel writer has been The Great Patagonian Express ( Paul Theroux). After reafing your book, I may have to revise the ranking……. Thank you for writing about your wonderful adventures. I also really appreciate the historical perspective you include for each country. Very helpful.
    You mentioned sending a free PDF book, which I hope you will do.
    Oh, and thanks for mentioning In Patagonia. I’m ordering it now……..


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