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, Straus and Giroux in March 2020.

Other hats: creator of The Bellwether; teacher of creative writing at Columbia University; creative team at Tables of Contents; mentor-editor for The Op-Ed Project; California transplant.

My agent is Claudia Ballard at WME, but you can also just say hello directly by clicking that nice button below.

Photo: dani lencioni

Photo: dani lencioni