Michael Rips

Michael performed on our virtual stage for Seriously Entertaining on May 27, 2020, speaking on the evening’s theme, “All In Due Time.” Watch it below.

Michael Rips is the author of Pasquale’s Nose and The Face of a Naked Lady. His new book is The Golden Flea: A Story of Obsession and Collecting. He is the executive director of the Art Students League of New York and lives in the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.

Purchase this writer’s book via our virtual storefront on Bookshop.org, the bookselling platform that supports independent bookstores. A portion of proceeds from all book purchases will go toward helping support SpeakEasy’s nonprofit mission and our literary programs on stage, in schools, and on the road with The SpeakEasy Bookmobile.