I write essays, stories, and reviews for n+1, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The American Scholar, and other places.

This essay received a 2016 Pushcart Prize. This one was selected for publication in Best American Essays 2016. That second one is also the title essay of my first book, coming to you from my brain and also the fine people at Farrar Strauss & Giroux, sometime soon.

Other hats: creator of The Bellwether; teacher of creative writing at Columbia University; mentor-editor for the Op-Ed Project.

 Photo: dani lencioni

Photo: dani lencioni