David M. Bader is the author of such works as "The Book of Murray: The Life, Teachings, and Kvetching of the Lost Prophet (Harmony Books, 2010)," "Haiku U.: From Aristotle to Zola, Great Books in 17 Syllables (Gotham Books, 2004) Haikus for Jews: For You a Little Wisdom (Harmony Books, 1999), Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment (Harmony Books, 2002) and Haiku U.: From Aristotle to Zola, Great Books in 17 Syllables (Gotham Books, 2004). He also wrote How to Be an Extremely Reform Jew (Avon Books, 1994) and has contributed to the Mirth of a Nation humor anthologies . A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and a former attorney, David M. Bader lives and writes in New York City.
Excerpts from Bader's books have been widely circulated on the web and in e-mail, in most cases without permission. As William Novak notes in The Big Book of Jewish Humor: 25th Anniversary, "David M. Bader has written several clever little books, including Haikus for Jews. We want to mention his name because for years, his work has been all over the Internet without attribution. (From Bader’s Zen Judaism, we offer you this gem: 'If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?')