About Eric Weber

"Everyone in the community had mentioned his name.  He was sort of a spiritual presence that hung over the pickup world...He was Eric Weber, the first modern PUA, the writer of the 1970 book that started it all, How to Pick Up Girls..."  -Neil Strauss, author of The Game.


Eric Weber has written and packaged over thirty books, two of which have been made into movies:  How To Pick Up Girls and a novel, Separate Vacations

While creating the above books, he served as Executive Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi and Young and Rubicam.  Weber created many well-known advertising campaigns, among them “Be A Pepper” for Dr. Pepper and “It’s Nice To Feel So Good About A Meal,” for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  He has received numerous industry awards over the years, including a Gold Lion at Cannes.

Since 1996, Weber has been writing and directing independent films with his production company, The Tenafly Film Co.  Suits, starring Robert Klein, was hailed as, “Often deliriously funny, more than a little bawdy, a consistently entertaining work,” by the Hollywood Reporter.

Second Best, starring Joe Pantoliano, Jennifer Tilly, and Boyd Gaines, was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.  It can currently be seen on the Independent Film Channel.  Steven Holden of The New York Times wrote, “Second Best is funny, bitter understanding of male competition and ego…smart enough to make you squirm comedy.”

Weber continues to write both novels and screenplays.  Most recently, his short stories have been published in the online literary magazines, The Cortland Review and Slow Trains.

He blogs at:
secondbest.org

For more on his film projects:
tenaflyfilmco.com

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