About the Author
is a political and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. He is co-founder and Executive Director of Living Liberally, a national organization that creates social events around progressive politics including Laughing Liberally comedy shows, Screening Liberally films, Reading Liberally book clubs, Eating Liberally meals and best known for the 300+ chapters of Drinking Liberally happy hours. He is one of the founders and Artistic Directors of The Tank, a non-profit venue for performing arts and public affairs in Manhattan. Over the past decade, he has been an Activist Fellow for CREDO in San Francisco, managed issue advocacy campaigns in New York City, produced an award-winning documentary for PBS on youth civic engagement, and served in the office of US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. He has published Grounds For Play
, a history of playgrounds in New York, and contributed to the Huffington Post, Open Left and other progressive blogs. He is a New Jersey native, a graduate of Harvard University, and President of the 45th Street Block Association in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York.