Hysterically funny, troubling, and ultimately moving, YOU MIGHT FEEL A LITTLE PRICK answers the question we’ve all been asked by someone in a white coat:
Just What Is Your Level Of Pain ?
About Reuben Leder
Reuben Leder grew up in the indie film world, along with his sisters—director Mimi Leder and casting director Geraldine Leder—working on the ultra-low-budget films made by their father Paul Leder. Reuben’s movie education included apprenticeships in every department: including writing.
He went on to sell several original screenplays to just about every major studio. That led to assignments and production rewrites that took him all over the globe. Reuben also wrote and directed the feature film BALTIC STORM, a fact-based political thriller examining the tragic North Sea sinking of the ferry ‘Estonia’. It starred Greta Scacchi and Donald Sutherland.
One of a pair of screenplays Reuben sold to DreamWorks, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, originated by his father, is a WWII story based on the experiences of his parents, Etyl, a concentration camp survivor, and his father, a combat medic in Patton’s Army that liberated Buchenwald.
Concurrently, Reuben began a long career in TV, starting as a story editor on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, then writing and producing the first 6 seasons of MAGNUM P.I. for which he received two Emmy nominations; a Magnum script he wrote and directed received an NAACP Image Award nomination for the guest star. Numerous other TV pilots and showrunning gigs followed, including his own creation, BERLIN BREAK, a post-Cold War spy thriller shot in Berlin. He was also recognized by the voters of the WGA for participating in the writing of the “101 Best Written TV Series”, STAR TREK: TNG.
Presently, Reuben has completed YOU MIGHT FEEL A LITTLE PRICK, a pre-Covid novel that takes a satiric look at the medical and health insurance underworlds.
What Other Authors Are Saying About YMFALP
“A sinisterly hilarious and hilariously sinister medical thriller. That’s You Might Feel a Little Prick. You may never view a snowman in the same way ever again, and you’ll definitely remove general anesthesia from your bucket list. You’ll have Reuben Leder to applaud once you finish his riveting, rollicking novel. Oh, and the cagey detective is worth the price of admission, too, more than up to the task of taking down the con artists who abound. Then when you reach the surprising end you will also find that love is as ever the biggest, freshest, most satisfying surprise of all, and that you have been lucky enough to have just read a love story unlike any you have ever read before.”
Joe Di Prisco
Author of Subway to California and The Pope of Brooklyn and Chairman of The New Literary Project
Film critic, past president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and author of Hollywood on the Couch and Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case
“You Might Feel a Little Prick is a wickedly funny take on our profitized health care system. The author is endlessly inventive, delivering a cascade of surprising and satisfying plot twists. Most impressive is that underlying the wild antics, is a genuine tenderness. Leder has managed the nearly impossible task of balancing satire with pathos. Bravo!”
Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider
Multiple WGA and PGA Nominated Producers and Writers of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire
Novelist, memoirist, screenwriter and author of Search Heartache and Shine Until Tomorrow
John Lisbon Wood
Writer of By Love and Art Scarred, winner of the Heart of England Film Festival, actor, director, and multiple award-winning playwright
Reuben Leder reads some of his favorite passages from You Might Feel a Little Prick in this animated video series. He explores his mostly spoiler-free “diabolical” plot along with the motivations and emotions of his three main characters.