Stockler, Bruce 1960(?)-

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STOCKLER, Bruce 1960(?)-


Born c. 1960; married Roni Fischer (a corporate attorney); children: Asher; Hannah, Barak, Jared (triplets).


Home—Scarsdale, NY. Agent—c/o Author Mail, St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.


Writer and humorist. Employed in public relations and marketing field; former editor-in-chief of a film trade magazine.


I Sleep at Red Lights: A True Story of Life after Triplets, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Christian Science Monitor; author of column "Crazy Talk" for Esquire. Joke writer for Jay Leno.


In I Sleep at Red Lights: A True Story of Life after Triplets, writer and humorist Bruce Stockler recounts what happens to a fast-tracking Manhattan couple when triplets become part of life's plan. With a three-year-old son, Stockler and his corporate attorney wife, Roni, wanted another child, but joy turned to astonishment when Roni found she was not only pregnant but that three infants were in her future—along with three times the diapers, three times the feedings, and three times the sleepless nights. Calling I Sleep at Red Lights an "extremely funny, extremely perceptive memoir," Booklist reviewer David Pitt added that Stockler's tone ranges from "charming and tender" to "outright hilarity." A Kirkus Reviews critic also noted the humor, but added that "undercurrents of angst"—such as worries over money and employment—"make this a vivid status report on modern parenting."



Booklist, May 1, 2003, David Pitt, review of I Sleep at Red Lights, p. 1562.

Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2003, review of I Sleep at Red Lights, p. 598.

Library Journal, May 5, 2003, p. 108.


Contemporary Literature Web site,http://www.contemporarylit.about/ (October 12, 2003), Mark Flanagan, review of I Sleep at Red Lights.

Mercury News Online, (September 23, 2003), Nora Villagrán, "Triplets' Dad Takes a Shine to Parenting."*