Writer, Editor, and Improv Teacher
Born and raised with his two brothers in New York City, Tom Soter is a writer, editor, and improv teacher. He has written for Entertainment Weekly, Diversion, Backstage, The New York Observer, Empire, and many other magazines and newspapers. He was the managing editor of Firehouse magazine from 1978 to 1981, and he was the editor of Habitat from 1982 until 2019, when he retired from full-time work at the magazine.
He has produced many books, including Stolen Memories (2019), This Story of Yours (2018), Woman in Heels (2017), You Should Get a Cat (2016), Driving Me Crazy (2015), Disappearing Act (2013), Overheard on a Bus (2014), Bond and Beyond: 007 and Other Special Agents (1992); Investigating Couples: A Critical Analysis of The Thin Man, The Avengers, and The X-Files (2001); Some Thoughts and Some Photos (2010), a memoir; and Bedbugs, Biondi, and Me (2014), a collections of essays on real estate.
He has also published A Doctor and a Plumber in a Rowboat, a book on improvisation, co-authored with Carol Schindler; The Whole Catastrophe, his father’s memoirs (edited and with additional material written by Tom), The Nick and Tom Pajama Story (editor), Memoirs of a Wandering Warthog (editor), and Look at Them Now, a collection of short stories written by Alan Saly, Tom Sinclair, Christian Doherty, and Soter.
In 2005, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He currently produces and performs in the Sunday Night Improv comedy jam, which he has run since 1993, and he has been teaching improv since 1987. He lives in New York City.
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What’s New On The Bookshelf
A Doctor & A Plumber in a Rowboat
CAROL SCHINDLER and TOM SOTER share the lessons of improv learned during 30 years of performing and teaching improvisation.
Investigating Couples: A Critical Analysis of the Thin Man, the Avengers, and the X-Files
Male-female detective pairings often exhibit offbeat, dark humor and considerable chemistry as they investigate crimes.
This Story of Yours
Tom Soter’s latest book, a follow-up to DISAPPEARING ACT (which KIRKUS REVIEWS called “witty, breezy, and engaging”), features a collection of nearly 40 essays.
Nothing is written unless you write it.
This month is the 32nd year of Habitat’s existence, and my 10,000th year on the board of my co-op (actually, it’s more like the 20th). In that time, I’ve learned that managers like to refer to the magazine that I work for as The Habitat; that the majority of people I’ve met over the past three decades…