As a writer for the original Saturday Night Live, Zweibel formed a fast friendship with comedienne Gilda Radner. This simple and sensitive memoir is based on their curious bond, a relationship that was always emotional but never physical.
The friendship contained in the conversations recounted here spans 15 years, covering such topics as Knicks games, cocaine problems, affairs begun and ended, spouses and children born. Throughout these passages, including his account of Radner's fatal bout with ovarian cancer, Zweibel sustains a levity that conveys the love that he and Radner had. Both text and accompanying line drawings are small and spare and touching and funny. Like Gilda.
Besides being one of the founding members of Saturday Night Live where she created many characters, she also appeared on Broadway in her own revue "Gilda Live" and made numerous films including "Hanky Panky" and "Haunted Honeymoon" with her husband Gene Wilder.