Guy Branum

Guy Branum—who’s written for The Mindy Project and Billy on the Street, as well The New York Times and Slate; who appeared regularly on “Chelsea, Lately” and is currently the host and star of “Talk Show the Game Show” on TruTV—who was also supposed to be a sad, fat, closeted bumpkin until he decided “to be something thoroughly more fabulous.” That is, writing his debut book, MY LIFE AS A GODDESS: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture. Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, Guy couldn’t relate to his neighbors growing up in Yuba City, CA. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. He found his first sense of belonging in college at Berkeley and after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), Guy found stand‑up comedy and artistic freedom. As Mindy Kaling writes of Guy’s book in her foreword: “It’s so refreshing to read someone write truthfully about his family relationships, his love life, and his career in Hollywood, complete with juicy details.”