More About the Author
I've been a magazine writer and editor for more than 20 years, with such varied positions as associate editor at Travel & Leisure, senior editor at Psychology Today, editor of Spy, and executive editor of Cosmopolitan. As you can see, it's an eclectic résumé--perfect for someone who likes to travel while psychoanalyzing the person sitting next to them on the plane, and skewer celebrities while offering helpful tips on securing a boyfriend and where to find the perfect shoes. All of which makes me the ideal candidate to write about the 1939 New York World's Fair.
This is what is known as "climbing the publishing ladder," one genre at a time. If anyone reading this has a connection at, say, National Geographic or Modern Cemeteries magazine, please forward them my contact info. I want to leave no stone unturned (with apologies to Modern Cemeteries). As a writer, I have also contributed feature-length articles and cover stories to magazines including Radar, Details, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmo and a host of others. I've also written for two magazines called Smoke and Drink, (sadly, I am not making this up) and as soon as I think of another vice I'll get busy again. I wonder what Al Goldstein is up to these days?
My (some would say) infamous cover packages at Spy--most notably involving Bill and Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich--earned coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and USA Today. I have also appeared on television shows including "Inside Edition," "CNN News," and "America's Talking," and enjoyed a brief stint as co-host with FOX News correspondent David Asman on a cable-TV talk show called "Damn Right!" You heard me: a cable-TV call-in show that ran opposite "Seinfeld" on channel 7,296. Even my mother wouldn't call in. It's amazing how you can stretch a single question into 57 minutes of airtime. I'm thinking of running for Congress.
Kirkus Reviews called Twilight at the World of Tomorrow "a wonderful time capsule, skillfully unpacked." (You can read the full review here.) But the other day my neighbor called me a slob for not bringing in my garbage cans, so it all evens out. And my literary hero, Neil Simon, said the book "feels wondrous and beautiful." Then again, he may have been referring to my wife.
For more news--on recording the audiobook of TATWOT (my new favorite acronym), on the ins-and-outs of publishing (in a non-Cosmo sense), and to read more glowing reviews--please check periodically on my blog page. For the non-glowing reviews, please check my garbage cans. And bring them in, if you would; my neighbor's getting touchy.