OCCUPATION: Humor writer
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: He's the gay former drug-abuser whom mainstream America loves. Fans rushed to his defense last year when The New Republic accused him of adulterating his non-fiction pieces with fictional flourishes, James Freystyle.
CON: When you become a target of a blog entitled Stuff White People Like, you may want to check your kitsch factor.
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