My New Book

Lives on the Edge: Profiles in Sex, Love and Death My new book is dedicated to Holly Randall and has 80 pages of excruciating detail…
lukeford Aug 12, 2006

Reproduction is the Flaw of Love

Lauren Grodstein - Reproduction is the Flaw of Love I call her in New York August 7, 2006. Luke: "You do look like Monica [Lewinsky]. The full…
lukeford Aug 08, 2006

Jenna Gets Waxed

Tod Hunter writes Madame Tussauds general manager Adrian Jones points out that there was an interest in a Jenna figure from guest surveys, and describes…
lukeford Aug 07, 2006


Daniel Metcalf writes me: "Plagiarism? Well this isn't quite the same thing, but you DO have a track record of cutting excerpts from peoples' message…
lukeford Aug 07, 2006

Lukeford's Photo Stream

14 new pics
lukeford Aug 07, 2006

Al Goldstein Interview

Al Goldstein Interview He now blogs here. I call him in New York Tuesday afternoon, August 1. Al: "I'm an old Jew with bad hearing." Luke: "When is your…
lukeford Aug 01, 2006

Holly Randall Blames The Jews

Satire: Holly Randall Arrested For Drunk Driving, Blames The Jews Returning home from the Temptation Awards Sunday morning, Holly Randall, the director of Love Between the Cheeks…
lukeford Jul 31, 2006
lukeford Jul 31, 2006

Twenty Five Years Ago Today...

Air Supply's song "The one that you love" was the #1 song in the U.S. It was the summer of 1981 and I was falling in…
lukeford Jul 30, 2006


HollyRandall: that girl you wrote about sleeping with HollyRandall: and you tried to tell me later that you made it all up? HollyRandall: you did…
lukeford Jul 28, 2006

'How To Love A Republican'

That's the title of a short story in Steve Almond's collection, My Life in Heavy Metal: What Darcy enjoyed most was a good lathering between the…
lukeford Jul 27, 2006

The FBI Raids Porn Land

False Reports On Red Light District Over the past two days, I've had three separate (and usually reliable sources) tell me that the FBI was at…
lukeford Jul 26, 2006

Inside Jewish Fiction

Pearl Abraham's Best Interviews I email her: "I'm sure you've been interviewed over 100x... Who was the best and the brightest?" She replies: Dutch journalists are far and…
lukeford Jul 26, 2006

Rabbis Are Like Strippers Hillary Breaks Down I saw this one coming for months. She was dating a guy who did not remember her birthday and it's the straw…
lukeford Jul 25, 2006
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lukeford (more info)
  • Member Since: 2006-02-09
  • Relationship Status: single
  • Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Drink: No
  • Smoke: No
  • Children: Someday
  • Education: Some College
  • Occupation: Writer

About Me:

I definitely don't like being hit on by beautiful young women (unless they are seeking moral guidance and the transcendent). I'm only doing this to keep in touch with friends.

I've made my living as a writer since 1997. I've written four books (A History of X: 100 Years of Sex in Film, XXX-Communicated: A Rebel Without A Shul, The Producers: Profiles in Frustration, and Yesterday's News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism). You can order them through, etc.

I write the blog

I like to spend most of my spare time serving G-d and hanging out with friends (most of them are either in my Orthodox Jewish community or are writers -- Cathy Seipp, Matt Welch, Emmanuelle Richard, David Rensin, etc). As I don't have a wife and kids to look after, I try to read several books a week, mostly non-fiction (history, religion, economics).

I'm in the process of writing three books. One is a collection of my best interviews centered around self-destruction. It's tentatively titled LIVES ON THE EDGE. The other is particularly dear to my heart. It's my first novel. MY LAST SHIKSA is about an Orthodox Jew's last fling with a Gentile. The tag line is -- "He thought it was just for fun. He was wrong." My final book on my immediate agenda is about Orthodox rabbis who are sexual predators.

I'm a religious humanist. All of my interests center on people. Rivers, animals, landscapes and technology are of no interest to me except as they serve people.

I love to get to know people in a deep way. In my interviews, I try to uncover what makes people tick. If someone intelligent talks honestly about himself, I can listen for hours.

My best email is lukeford at

Who I'd like to meet:

Ethical people who read and are funny. I want to meet a woman who will share Shabbos and Judaism with me (why then have I only had relationships with shiksas over the past six years?). I want to have kids. I'm tired of meaningless sex.


Reading, writing, conversation, humor, movies, Dallas Cowboys, ethical monotheism, Air Supply.

Favorite Music:

Classical (Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, etc), and 80s pop such as Air Supply, Reo Speedwagon, Journey, John Denver, The Carpenters, Supertramp, Barry Manilow, Mike &, The Mechanics, Willie Nelson, Anne Murray, Gospel, Styx, Scorpions, Sam Glaser, Craig Taubman, Debbie Friedman, Debbie Gibson, Fleetwood Mac, Nadia's Theme, Patti Page, Rise Again, She Believes In Me (Kenny Rogers), Rod Stewart.

Favorite Movies:

Legends of the Fall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Annie Hall, Carnal Knowledge, A Perfect Day, A Cry in the Dark.

Favorite Books:

Man's Search For Meaning, The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, Why The Jews? The Reason For AntiSemitism, Brideshead Revisited, most anything by Tom Wolfe, Evelyn Waugh, John Updike, Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin, Eliezer Berkovitz and Louis Jacobs.