Author Daniel Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His father was an abstract painter, and his mother, Joyce Johnson, was a member of the Beat Generation and dated Jack Kerouac as On the Road
hit the bestseller lists in 1957 (chronicled in Johnson’s bestselling book, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir
). Pinchbeck was a founder of the 1990s literary magazine Open City
with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. He has written for many publications, including Esquire
, The New York Times Magazine
, The Village Voice
, and Rolling Stone
. In 1994, he was chosen by The New York Times Magazine
as one of “Thirty Under Thirty” destined to change our culture.
Pinchbeck lives in New York’s East Village, where he is editorial directory of Reality Sandwich (www.realitysandwich.com). He writes a column, Prophet Motive, for Conscious Enlightment publishing (www.cemagazines.com), which appears in Conscious Choice (Chicago), Conscious Choice (Seattle), Whole Life Times (LA), and Common Ground (SF).