In 1988 I quit college to become a stand-up comic,
but by 1989 I had quit comedy to go back to
school. I was convinced that show business was
basically evil and that I was basically good. Basically.
During my waning days of stand-up, I'd gotten
into Zen and Taoism. My new bible was "The Tao of
Pooh." I was firmly on the path to
self-awareness ... until I met Ruth.