2014 Bombeck Workshop faculty: Bruce Ferber
Bruce Ferber is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy writer and producer whose credits include Bosom Buddies, Growing Pains, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Coach and Home Improvement, where he served as executive producer and showrunner. Home Improvement star Tim Allen has described Mr. Ferber as “a very clever, insightful and funny fellow.” In addition to being recognized by the Television Academy, his work has received the People’s Choice, Kid’s Choice and Environmental Media Awards. His debut novel, Elevating Overman, blends humor with genuine pathos, following the journey of Ira Overman as he makes one last stab at changing his life. Ferber has admitted that the novel is autobiographical: “Ira Overman is Bruce Ferber without the beneﬁt of 20 years of therapy.” Elevating Overman was recently elevated to a whole new level when actor Jason Alexander recorded the just-released audio book. Ferber lives in Southern California with his wife, large dog and assorted musical instruments. His second novel, Cascade Falls, is due for publication in the fall of 2014.