Taken as a whole, the essays in The Cabin present the closest we have yet to come to a memoir from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Speed-the-Plow. The pieces in this volume are spare and pointed: episodes, both terrifying and thrilling, from childhood; impressions of a romantic young man; the strangely familiar tales of a traveler; and eerily exotic moments of retrospection.
David Mamet is the author of various plays, including American Buffalo, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize), and Oleanna. He has written and directed the films Homicide, House of Games, and Things Change (written with Shel Silverstein), and has written the screenplays for The Untouchables and Hoffa. He is the author of tow previous collections, Writing in Restaurants and Some Freaks. Mamet lives in Massachusetts and Vermont.