Who is Benjamin Errett and what gives him the unmitigated audacity to tell me of all people how to be interesting?! Great question! Sure, I’m a super interesting guy, but Elements of Wit isn’t about that. It’s my stab at a unified theory of what makes good things good. What was it that makes the plays of Tom Stoppard, the comedy of Louis CK, the poetry of Patricia Lockwood, the music of Kanye West, the essays of Christopher Hitchens and the best of Twitter so addictive? I’m pretty sure it’s WIT — which I define as spontaneous creativity — and I’m also pretty sure we can all learn something from the lives of the Great Wits.