About Me

Contributing writer and former West Coast Editor at Newsweek, currently based in San Francisco. My freelance writing has appeared in New York, the New York Times Magazine, Details, Vogue, Elle, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Premiere, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Redbook, Glamour and numerous other publications. I was also an editor at a few of those places and still work on other print magazines and digital publications. I wrote a media column for Salon and before that reviewed web sites for the New Yorker (“Only Connect”). My essay “The Lock Box” was included in a collection of men’s writing, The Bastard on the Couch (Morrow, 2004), and was later reprinted on three continents. A piece I wrote for O: The Oprah Magazine about being a stay-at-home dad was included in a best-of O collection entitled Live Your Best Life that was published in 2005. I co-authored a book with former Marine captain and Faultlines host Josh Rushing , entitled Mission Al Jazeera, which was published by Palgrave in 2007. I also work as a book doctor and edited Making the Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by Dr. David Dosa (Hyperion, 2010), a New York Times bestseller. I have taught writing at Manhattan’s New School University. My last non-fiction book, written with Amos Kamil was Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2015. You can find links to my Newsweek articles here. A story I wrote about the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau in Coronado, CA inspired an Oxygen series, Death at the Mansion, on which I was both an on-screen presence and an executive producer. Also, check out Stain Removal, I short film that I wrote, directed by Mark Russell.